UFC NEWS – Shogun Wants Rematch With Dan Henderson
“It was certainly a big fight. I don’t know how the judges scored the last round, they could or they should have given a 10-8 for me. But that doesn’t take anything away from Dan Henderson. He’s a legend and that’s the type of fight where you create a legacy. But I want a rematch, I think it would be a great battle and the fans want to see it.”
Just two days removed from one of the most epic battles in Mixed Martial Arts history, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua went on record with the Brazilian press over at UOL Esporte and expressed his desire for a rematch with Dan Henderson.
This past weekend in the UFC 139 main event two legends squared off in the cage and left it all on the line. For Henderson, he took the fight straight to the former UFC champion and punished him for the better part of two rounds.
However it was “Shogun” who came back strong in the final two frames of action and made the fight a competitive affair that many analysts scored a draw after a lopsided fifth round.
Dan Henderson has his eyes set on a title shot, and while many fans and I’m sure the UFC wouldn’t mind seeing a rematch between the two legends, “Hendo” is fixed on dropping some “H bombs” on the winner of Jones vs. Machida to earn a title that has eluded him his entire career.
Still, if it comes down to it, a rematch would be epic, especially if the two could deliver the same fireworks in the cage as they did this past weekend.