Former PRIDE and STRIKEFORCE champion, Dan Henderson is reportedly willing to wait for the winner of Rashad Evans vs. Jon Jones to return to action.
As announced by UFC president Dana White yesterday, Hendo, after beating “Shogun” Rua in his return to the UFC bout, does not want to risk his place in the pecking order and would rather wait for his title shot.
“Dan Henderson’s in a position right now where it looks like he wants to wait for Jon Jones,” said the UFC president during yesterday’s media event.
“Hendo” last saw action in what has been called one of the best Mixed Martial Arts fights of all time this past November when he and Shogun went back and forth in a five-round war. Dan did more than enough to win the decision and battered the former champion, Shogun, in the process.
It has been long rumored that he would get the next crack at Jon Jones for the UFC light-heavyweight title, however with the Evans victory over Phil Davis last weekend, Dan will now have to wait for his shot and apparently he is o.k. with that.
Jone Jones and Rashad Evans are expected to square off on April 21 in the main event of UFC 145 in Atlanta.