Dana White: Henderson Will Get Winner of Jones vs. Evans or Silva vs. Sonnen

UFC President, Dana White confirmed that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Dan Henderson will be receiving the next shot at either the middleweight or light heavyweight title, explaining the veteran has paid his dues and deserves a shot at UFC gold.

White, speaking at the UFC 146 press conference, said:

“Yes, Dan Henderson will get the winner of that fight (Jones vs. Evans) or the winner of the Anderson Silva fight. Dan Henderson just wants a title shot. You know, there was a lot of talk about the stuff I said. Here is the thing. I offered Dan Henderson two fights. Dan Henderson wants this fight. Normally I don’t do that. Guys don’t sit around and wait and pick their fights. There’s been very specific cases where that has happened and it’s guys who have earned it or deserved it. Dan Henderson is one of those guys. Listen, Henderson has been around forever. He is forty-something years old. He has been knocking guys out left and right and if he wants to sit around and wait for this title shot, he can do it.”

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