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Dan Henderson famously was forced to pull out of a title fight with Jon Jones at UFC 151 due to a knee injury. Chael Sonnen stepped up, and was rejected by Jones as an opponent. Eventually the entire show collapsed, but Sonnen was rewarded for his gameness with a title shot against Jones on April 17, following a high profile stint as opposing coaches on TUF 17.

Dan Henderson responded to the news with an irked tweet.

"I guess I should just quit training to win fights and to be exciting for the fans, and just go to s--- talking school," said Henderson.

Earlier this week Sonnen said "I haven't spoken to him, but, um – I haven't spoken to Dan, we'll leave it at that." Fans took it as a sign that relations between the two training partners and friends were rocky.

Turns out if there were any hard feelings what so ever, they are past - Henderson has been chosen by Chael Sonnen as part of his TUF 17 coaching staff, which already includes Clayton Hires, Scott McQuary, Jamie Huey, Mike Dolce, Vinny Magalhaes, and perhaps Randy Couture. More, Henderson will help coach Sonnen for this title shot. Further still, Hendo's knee has still not recovered 100%.

"We're on great terms (and) we've always been on great terms," said Sonnen.

"You've got to understand, what Dan and I have got is like the military. Our gym has got an order, and Dan is one of the coaches. He's above me. I don't talk back to Dan, and if Dan wants to say something, that would be the way it is."

"He's helped me through my whole career. The media can try to spin it however they want. But he's helped me with my whole career, and he's going to help me with this one, too."

Given that both have title aspirations, what about the possibility of the two fighting?

"You've got to stick around, man," said Sonnen. "I can't give you the conclusion. What fun will reading the book be?"

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11/1/12 8:01 PM
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TTT for Hendo.

 

Guy is a fucking MONSTER and always a class act.

11/1/12 8:10 PM
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Have they already started filming?  

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Have they already started filming?  


Yup I think they're into the 2nd week now

11/1/12 8:12 PM
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Henderson joins Sonnen's other assistant coaches, including
Clayton Hires (striking coach),
Scott McQuary (head coach at Team Quest Tualatin),
Jamie Huey (striking coach),
Mike Dolce
and Vinny Magalhaes.
UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture also is expected to join some training sessions. Phone Post
11/1/12 8:14 PM
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Doesn't filming last for six weeks and they've just started?
11/1/12 8:14 PM
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hendo was not on the coaching staff at tUf house, filming about to wrap up, hendo has not been seen on set yet.

 


That's very interesting, could you please give us a source?
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probably letting Hendo take some jabs Jones Phone Post
11/1/12 8:17 PM
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hendo was not on the coaching staff at tUf house, filming about to wrap up, hendo has not been seen on set yet.

 


That's very interesting, could you please give us a source?
SuperCalo is actually Joe Silva. I thought everyone knew that. Phone Post
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From October 30

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hendo was not on the coaching staff at tUf house, filming about to wrap up, hendo has not been seen on set yet.

 


That's very interesting, could you please give us a source?
SuperCalo is actually Joe Silva. I thought everyone knew that. Phone Post

Oh... Well why would Joe Silva be giving spoilers then? That just doesn't make sense to me..
11/1/12 8:21 PM
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hendo was not on the coaching staff at tUf house, filming about to wrap up, hendo has not been seen on set yet.

 


That's very interesting, could you please give us a source?
SuperCalo is actually Joe Silva. I thought everyone knew that. Phone Post

Oh... Well why would Joe Silva be giving spoilers then? That just doesn't make sense to me..
Prob just trying to refute a false story before it starts. Phone Post
11/1/12 8:35 PM
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11/1/12 9:31 PM
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I CALLED IT! Now where is my cookie?
11/1/12 10:05 PM
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Nicely done
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Ah damn, my blue ran out, but here's Hendo's response...

http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/11/1/3588644/dan-henderson-says-hell-help-chael-sonnen-on-tuf-and-corner-him
11/2/12 12:51 AM
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http://http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/11/1/3588644/dan-henderson-says-hell-help-chael-sonnen-on-tuf-and-corner-him

 

11/2/12 8:29 AM
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Some good coaches! Phone Post
11/2/12 9:28 AM
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paging Vinny!!!!

11/2/12 12:06 PM
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Can someone please ship Vinny a Calo T-Shirt?

11/2/12 12:15 PM
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TTT for Hendo.

 

Guy is a fucking MONSTER and always a class act.

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11/2/12 12:40 PM
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I still cant believe Hendo is being forced to fight Machida and Sonnen is walking into a shot, its absolutely mind boggling.  I cant even believe UFC try to play this shit off with a straight face and that people actually accept it as being not that bad.

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Is Machida/Henod still on?  Wish it could be the other way around..Chael could still do his talking(which I'm sure the camera crews would be just as interested in filiming) whearas Hendo(who I'd prefer to see fighting) is the one that faces Jones in the octagon

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The hijinks beginning already

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