Dan Henderson: Sonnen's title shot 'demeaning' for MMA

source: EvolveMMA
 

In this video, which was released this morning (Nov. 6, 2012), Dan Henderson talks frankly about his feelings at being sidestepped by Sonnen and why he thinks the decision to award his Team Quest colleague a shot at Jones' title just because he has a "big mouth" is "demeaning for the sport."

"I think it's demeaning for the sport. You have guys that are in line for a title shot and then someone else gets it, doesn't matter who it is, if they don't deserve it, the sport loses a little bit of integrity when that happens. It only happens because of Chael having a big mouth, which is fine. It's not Chael's fault that he got the opportunity, but at the same time, I'm not the one to go out and talk shit. I wanna earn it. I wanna earn it the right way."

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UGCTT_EnderTL site profile image  

11/7/12 11:15 AM by UGCTT_EnderTL

I would think twice beforing questioning Calo's genious.

RangerDanger site profile image  

11/7/12 11:13 AM by RangerDanger

I don't think he ever sued Randy.

Chris27 site profile image  

11/7/12 10:25 AM by Chris27

Had Hendo told Dana when it happened he might have been able to save the event, possibly fight Sonnen on 151, he wouldnt have been in that armbar so his arm would be fine now. He would have won and probably would be headlining the Superbowl card in Feb vs Hendo.

Billyz site profile image  

11/7/12 10:20 AM by Billyz

isn't he going to be a coach on the show for Chael?

Nick Fury site profile image  

11/7/12 9:33 AM by Nick Fury

Great video. Thanks!

Cock and Awe site profile image  

11/6/12 11:02 PM by Cock and Awe

It's also demeaning when you dont tell DFW that you're injured and thereby give him less time to find a replacement fighter.

WWETopTeam site profile image  

11/6/12 10:53 PM by WWETopTeam

Chale deserves the Title shot. He almost beat Anderson, destroyed Paulo Filho, and stepped up against Jones when nobody else would. He destroyed Okami who is perennial contender. He crushed Marquardt and ran him out of the division. Chale is a great fighter.

WWETopTeam site profile image  

11/6/12 10:53 PM by WWETopTeam

Chale deserves the Title shot. He almost beat Anderson, destroyed Paulo Filho, and stepped up against Jones when nobody else would. He destroyed Okami who is perennial contender. He crushed Marquardt and ran him out of the division. Chale is a great fighter.

Outlaw'd by Lytle site profile image  

11/6/12 8:14 PM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

Hendo is worried. Why?He knows Chael will demolish JBJ and he is worried he'll have to face Chael for the title. It's a political game being played right now by Hendo.

OSBtro11 site profile image  

11/6/12 8:02 PM by OSBtro11

Cool story Dan