Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker couldn’t believe the UFC had let go a main event fighter like Dan Henderson. The recent multi-fight deal has made Coker very happy and as part of the contract, Henderson will have the opportunity to face either the middleweight champion Jake Shields or light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi. We’ll just have to wait and see who Henderson decides to choose right after Christmas.
From Scott Coker:
“Well, I don’t want to get into the whole Dana White thing. All I can say is, how often does a guy like Dan Henderson become available? He’s a main event fighter. Every promotion would like to have Dan Henderson fight in a main event for them. Main event fighters are few and far between, and when you get a guy like Dan, who can contend for titles in two weight classes, it’s a good day for Strikeforce. Dan said he’d let me know after Christmas what weight class he wants to start in. He and Gegard (Mousasi) is a natural fight and he against Jake Shields for our middleweight title is a fight he would want. He would like to fight in both weight classes. We’re excited to get Dan in the mix, and we’re going to have more signings soon. We’re continuing to build Strikeforce as a mixed martial arts company and Dan is a big part of that.”