According to Shields in a recent conversation with MMAWeekly Radio, the highly anticipated match-up is a done and done.
“It’s a go now. We finally worked it out a few days ago,” said Shields. “It’s a done deal, it’s been agreed upon by both parties as far as I know, and I think it’s set to go.”
While the bout will take place in April and appears likely to take place on a CBS card, Shields says that nothing is official as far as where the event will be broadcast is concerned.
“I have a date (and) venue, but they told me to hold that back,” said Shields. “Hopefully CBS. I think it’s CBS. There’s a slight possibility of Showtime because they’re still (working it out). I don’t know the rest of the card or any of that yet. But me and Dan’s on, and I’m hoping it’s on CBS.”
Shields was last seen in action winning a unanimous decision over Jason “Mayhem” Miller during “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers”, while Henderson’s last trip to the cage resulted in a brutal knockout over Michael Bisping at UFC 100.