Dan Henderson has a perfectly good reason for his absence from the Strikeforce scene.
"It wasn't me," Henderson said on Thursday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I was wanting to get back in there pretty quickly, but I think part of the problem was CBS kind of a little bit faltering on their commitment to mixed martial arts, especially after the little escapade in the cage after my last fight on CBS."
"You know, I don't quite understand that and they're definitely still wanting to be involved in mixed martial arts and with Strikeforce, but I think they're just gonna take their time on it a little bit more."
"It is disappointing [to not fight on CBS again], and the fact that that could have been easily avoided with the guys not coming into the cage after my last fight. It just gave them an out. But I also think that if CBS had a big problem with it, they didn't need to put it on their Web site, didn't need to replay it a bunch of times."
"I don't know if they're trying to renegotiate or get a little bit more out of the door, but I think they're definitely still going to be on board. But that's kind of what they were waiting on. [Strikeforce] wanted me to be on the next CBS card and CBS took a while and finally [Strikeforce] just got tired of waiting. I thought I was going to fight two, three months ago, but that's the way it goes."
"They definitely like to make sure they try to take care of the fighters," Henderson said of Strikeforce. "They're very similar to a lot of other organizations. It's a nice outlet for these fighters to come fight; they put on a great show and they're pretty organized, as far as at the event. I've got no regrets, put it that way, about moving there. It's a lot less of a headache, a lot less red tape to deal with, as far as restrictions on what I can and can't do, as far as sponsorships go."
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