According to a recent post on the Twitter account of Josh Gross from Sports Illustrated, Henderson’s return to the UFC is far from a done deal, and the current negotiations aren’t exactly moving along at a break-neck pace.
Shootin down a rumor. Dan Henderson won’t fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his next fight. In fact, his next fight might not be in the UFC
According to a source close to Hendo, Dan is a free agent. The source said Dan wants to remain in the UFC. It makes the most sense.
But as of right now he doesn’t have a contract with Zuffa. Negotiations were characterized as “slow.” Dan’s main focus is fighting A. Silva.
It seems like the logical move for Henderson would ultimately be to return to the UFC as there don’t seem to be any major challenges for him outside of the promotion. It would also seem that Henderson signing with the UFC would make more sense than signing elsewhere from a financial standpoint.