Dan Henderson Thinks The UFC Made The Wrong Move With Evans vs. Jones Booking
“I guess Dana promised Rashad he was next for the title shot. But timing wise, it would have been better for me to fight Jones, and then have Rashad fight the winner. That would have been better than having Rashad come right back after fighting Phil Davis, and it’s probably going to be pushed again if Rashad wins because he’s going to have to fight me pretty quickly as well. Dana hasn’t publicly stated that I’m next but that’s the word. We’ll see. The only fight that makes sense is a title shot, I was hoping to jump the line in front of Rashad, but I’ve got to wait until Rashad fights Jon Jones and then I’ll fight the winner.”
Dan Henderson earned his right to fight for the UFC title when he came over to the UFC as the Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion. He cemented his claim for a shot at Jon Jones with an amazing victory over “Shogun” Rua in his return to the UFC bout.
While many thought he would get the next crack at the champ, the UFC opted to put long-time number one contender Rashad Evans in and has left Hendo on the sidelines waiting for his number to be called.
Who do you think was more deserving?
(quote via ESPN)