Dan Henderson “would consider” return to middleweight

Dan Henderson “would consider” return to middleweight

UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson has come up slightly short on the scorecards in two straight scraps, falling this past Saturday night to Rashad Evans by Split Decision similar to his stumble against Lyoto Machida earlier this year. Though “Hendo” was competitive in both clashes, the minor skid has resulted in questions about the 42-year old’s future in the Octagon.

One option on the table is a return to 185 pounds. Henderson addressed the possibility at the UFC 161 post-fight press conference, stating, “Yeah I’d consider it. I mean I don’t feel weak or overpowered at 205, but yeah I would consider it. I weighed in at 204 today and didn’t miss a meal.”

From the sound of it, Henderson will have a few months to decide on his next move before committing to another fight. However, he won’t be taking too much time off, expressing interest in action before 2014 rolls around.

“I got a couple trips planned with my kids this summer so I’d like to at least have a summer this year and then get back in there before the end of the year,” said Henderson on his immediate agenda.

The 29-10 Henderson won three fights at middleweight before signing with Strikeforce in 2010. Among the victories were wins over Rich Franklin and Michael Bisping.

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  • MCM says:

    He won twice at MW. The Franklin fight was at LHW (or catch weight if you wanna get specific). And his win in that was so controversial that Dana booked an immediate rematch only to pull it after a luke warm reaction by the fans.

    I think Dans a natural MW, but he’s gassed so badly in his last couple fights that I don’t think his body will perform well at all with a weight cut.

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