White: Henderson will get next title shot

by Megan Olivi | source: heavy.com
 

"Yes, Dan Henderson will get the winner of that fight (Jones vs. Evans) or the winner of the Anderson Silva fight. Dan Henderson just wants a title shot. You know, there was a lot of talk about the stuff I said. Here is the thing. I offered Dan Henderson two fights. Dan Henderson wants this fight.

Normally I don't do that. Guys don't sit around and wait and pick their fights. There's been very specific cases where that has happened and it's guys who have earned it or deserved it. Dan Henderson is one of those guys. Listen, Henderson has been around forever. He is forty-something years old. He has been knocking guys out left and right and if he wants to sit around and wait for this title shot, he can do it."

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yabadaba site profile image  

3/31/12 5:22 PM by yabadaba

An obvious difference between the two is that Anderson is the champion. If the champion declines to fight someone that person is denied a title shot. If Henderson wins a title and then tries to pick who he fights I suspect most people will sing a different tune (barring exceptional circumstances).Note that I'm not saying Anderson has been choosing who he fights - just addressing your comments.

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3/31/12 5:13 PM by rushinbear

looks like Bisping will now be spared another KO!!

JerodR site profile image  

3/31/12 5:04 PM by JerodR

Regardless of who wins this is the one statement that should never be made about Jones again... Every big fight including the Shogun fight people have talked about Jones being nervous and the other fighter was in his head. Then we see what happens. Rashad has grown as a fighter, but so has Jones. For Rashad to say that sometimes he got the better of Jones, and sometimes Jones got the better of him doesn't mean much. Especially considering how new Jones was to the sport. He has improved greatly since sparring with Rashad. The only thing this means is that both of them will be comfortable in that cage.

orcus site profile image  

3/31/12 5:04 PM by orcus

 Anderson has never refused to fight anyone at all in the UFC.

truevalon site profile image  

3/31/12 4:58 PM by truevalon

Good for Hendo. He has earned a shot. I doubt he'll be able to beat either Jones or Evans though

iCameiLostiRetiredDiaz site profile image  

3/31/12 4:48 PM by iCameiLostiRetiredDiaz

Lol are you fucking high? Shogun tried to clinch him and Hendo tossed him on the floor. It wasnt til he got gassed when he got controlled

stonepony site profile image  

3/31/12 1:04 PM by stonepony

Yeah... Love Dan, but against JJ he's swinging at thin air when he plants his feet to throw that big right hand. Lyoto's karate blitz and super counter-striking was only good enough to land two or three punches the entire fight. Dan is going to have to win it wrestling. And, that's tough... JJ makes elite wrestlers look stupid.

stonepony site profile image  

3/31/12 1:00 PM by stonepony

Oh God... Is Mo Lawal's brain-dead retardation contagious? Can a person be infected over the internet or what?Have you ever heard of Jon Jones? He's that guy that the UFC is throwing money at and sticking in front of any camera they can find. You're talking out of your ass.

formulate site profile image  

3/30/12 6:39 PM by formulate

He gets to do it cause he is the Alpha American, the top american UFC fighter-He has taken the mantle from Couture, who used to pick his own fights.The question is-who is the Alpha American after Hendo retires? I am thinking it may be Faber, who already gets to fight for titles regardless of recent record or maybe Shields or Sonnen(he had to earn is latest title shot) I think it should be noted that the Alpha American must be white. There are loads of talented UFC guys who aren't white, but these talented guys don't get automatic title shots on the basis of winning one CLOSE decision.

Phisher site profile image  

3/30/12 5:59 PM by Phisher

Hendo was outmuscled in the clinch by a rocked Shogun in the first three rounds of their fight. He's going to have about 60 seconds max to KO Jones before he's put on his back and raped.