Dana White: Sonnen, Stann and Henderson All Next in Line for Middleweight Title Shot

UFC President, Dana White has revealed that Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann and Dan Henderson are all next in line for the middleweight number one contenders slot to face pound-for-pound kingpin, Anderson Silva.

Dana White, speaking to MMAJunkie, said:

“Should Dan win, he’s definitely one of the guys that could go take that fight. I’m not even thinking about [Silva’s next opponent] yet. We’ll figure it out after. But I still feel that way. How could you feel that if Sonnen wins, he deserves a shot at the title, but if not Stann doesn’t? Stann’s been on a tear. He beat some good guys and looked good doing it – (Chris) Leben, (Jorge) Santiago and now Chael? That would be tough to deny him.”

“If he (Silva) was able to fight, I probably would have done him and Dan Henderson. It’s not that [Silva] has some serious injury. He has bursitis in his shoulder. The doctor told him he needs to rest it for eight weeks or whatever it was. He’s doing physical therapy, so it’s not like he has some injury that needs surgery or anything like that. As amazing as this guy is, we forget that he’s 37 years old – 37. He’s been involved in martial arts his whole life. Bursitis makes sense.”

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