UFC

Dan Henderson denies middleweight move

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

This week, reports were that former PRIDE double-weight champion Dan Henderson was planning on a drop to middleweight.

However it seems that those rumours are untrue, as 'Hendo' has since announced he will not be making a move back to 185lbs. Henderson took to Twitter and said: "It's funny how rumours get started. If you have read that I will be not returning to middle weight. Not true, but always a possibility."

When the news came out that Henderson was moving back to middleweight, it came as a huge surprise. The former Olympic wrestler is now 44-years-old and a weight cut of 20Ibs would be extremely difficult. In 2010, Henderson quit fighting at middleweight after his loss to Jake Shields for the Strikeforce Middleweight title, as cutting the weight became too much for his body to take.

Henderson was last seen inside the Octagon a few weeks ago at UFC 173, when he was dominated by Daniel Cormier. He weighed in at just 199lbs that day, and since then he has been in TRT therapy, meaning a move back to middleweight could have been a possibility. 

To this, he's 2-4 in the UFC at 205lbs since rejoining the ranks, with his two wins both coming against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, and that record added to the why he could have moved weight. Regardless of his recent record or incredible age, Henderson still plans on fighting before 2014 is over. He hasn't expressed who he would like to face just yet though.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Jon Jones
UFC

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - UFC Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again