When Rashad Evans defeated Phil Davis last month at UFC on FOX 2, he secured his April fight with Jon Jones for the UFC light-heavyweight championship. Unfortunately for Dan Henderson, that put Evans before him in the line-up for Jones. Dana White made the statement that Henderson would wait to fight the winner of that bout and not fight in between, however Dan said that is simply not the case.
“That was never what I said or anything,” Henderson said to ESPN.com. “I don’t know who said that, but it wasn’t me. My thoughts were I was waiting to see what happened with Rashad [Evans] and Phil Davis. That was the only thing I was going to wait for.”
“I don’t know what the plan is, but I’d fight whoever it is they think would be a good match-up. The problem is there’s really nobody right now who fits the bill for a title contention fight, that would make sense to fight me. I don’t know. Maybe I’d fight at a different weight class. I don’t know if they see anybody at heavyweight that would make sense? But I would prefer to fight someone in April or May. … Who do the fans want me to fight at heavyweight? I’d have to think about that. I don’t know who at heavyweight would even make sense. The heavyweights that are in title contention right now wouldn’t want to fight me. I don’t know who is out there, but I did let the UFC know I’d be open to that as well.”
So who should Hendo fight in between? Or, should he just wait and rest up for the winner of Jones vs. Evans?