Strikeforce Had Approached Dan Henderson About Fighting In HW GP
He'll contend for the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title in his next bout against Rafael Fejao, but according to former Pride Middleweight Champ Dan Henderson, Strikeforce had first approached him about the possibility of him fighting in the upcoming Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix:
"They had kind of approached me about fighting in that heavyweight tournament just to see how Iâ€™d feel about it. I told them I was open to it. It was interesting. Definitely a huge challenge, and thatâ€™s one of the reasons why Iâ€™m still in the sport, just to challenge myself. I think thereâ€™s a couple of matchups that would have been interesting for me or fun to do. I donâ€™t think I would have won the tournament by any means, but possibly. Of course I said that when I went into that Rings â€˜King of Kingsâ€™ tournament. I didnâ€™t think I was going to win it, but I was going to do my best. Thereâ€™s also something to seeing what some of these fighters are made of on the inside and making them push through two or three fights in a night."