Dan Henderson was open to fighting in the Strikeforce Heavyweight WGP

Strikeforce light heavyweight number one contender, Dan Henderson revealed that he was approached by the California based promotion over competing in their upcoming heavyweight world grand prix, adding he was definitely interested in the idea.

Hendo, speaking via Sherdog.com, said:

“They had kind of approached me about fighting in that heavyweight tournament just to see how I’d feel about it. I told them I was open to it. It was interesting. Definitely a huge challenge, and that’s one of the reasons why I’m still in the sport, just to challenge myself.”

“I think there’s a couple of matchups that would have been interesting for me or fun to do. I don’t think I would have won the tournament by any means, but possibly. Of course I said that when I went into that Rings ‘King of Kings’ tournament. I didn’t think I was going to win it, but I was going to do my best.”

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