A few months ago UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson was forced to withdraw from a title-fight after injuring his knee while training for the tilt. Instead of waiting for Henderson to heal, the organization booked champion Jon Jones for TUF 17 and a future fight with Chael Sonnen, resulting in Henderson being scheduled for a match-up with Lyoto Machida in February.
However, the bout with Machida appeared to be in jeopardy too after Henderson came forward a couple weeks back to say his knee still wasn’t 100%. The 42-year old’s statement apparently created such a sliver of doubt in the mind of UFC President Dana White as far as Henderson’s availability, the outspoken executive hinted at the possibility of Alexander Gustafsson filling in against Machida.
Henderson has since cleared things up and wants the world to know he’s healing as expected and should be ready to rumble when called upon.
“Not sure where Dana White thinks he’s hearing my knee isn’t doing okay. It’s doing great. Slowly picking training up just like I do for every training camp,” wrote Henderson on Twitter over the weekend.
The 29-8 Henderson is currently on a four-fight winning streak but hasn’t fought in more than a year after waiting for Jones and subsequently going down with his knee issue.
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