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.
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