UFC NEWS – Dan Henderson Says He Turned Down Bout With “Lil Nog” Because He Wanted A Title Shot

January 12, 2012 9:31 am by bjpenn.com staff 41 Comments
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[box_light]”I was under the impression that [Dana White] was still kinda on the fence on whether he was gonna put me in front of Rashad (Evans) or not. That’s assuming Rashad wins. He did offer me a fight with little Nogueira and I didn’t think the fans would be interested in that fight and it’s not as much time as I’d like to prepare for a five round fight so I told him I’d wait and see what happens with the Rashad fight. I’d like to fight Jones now rather than if I took that fight with Little Nog. I wouldn’t be fighting Jones for another eight, ninth months. I’m okay waiting a little bit. It was more about having the time to prepare and I did inquire to say hey, I would be interested in doing it if it was a three round fight, I could have time to prepare.”[/box_light]

In a statement released this afternoon, Dan Henderson relays that he was offered a fight with “Lil Nog” but that the bout didn’t interest him, nor did he think it interested his fans.

UFC President Dana White last week speculated to the fact that Hendo may be getting the next crack at Jon Jones and for Hendo that was reason enough to hold off on the booking and try to wait out a title shot.

Anyone blame him?

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