What’s Next For Dan Henderson After UFC 161?

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Dan Henderson’s career was left with more questions than answers after his loss to Rashad Evans this past weekend. He still brings it every time he steps into the cage. The only problem is now that he’s on a two fight losing streak, will we see him stay at 205 or move down to 185. Also what opponent makes sense for him during the latter stages of his career?

There are still some intriguing options that are presented for him in the light heavyweight division. A bout with the loser of Chael Sonnen/Shogun Rua would be a great bout in terms of marketability for the former two division pride champion. His first bout against Shogun was considered as one of the  best UFC fights of all time. Maybe a trilogy bout against Wanderlei Silva would be a fight that intrigues him as well.

If he wants to try to earn another shot at gold. A move to the middleweight division might be in order. That’s where we have seen some of his greatest success was during his welterweight (185) stint in Pride. Plus there is still a lack of star power when it comes to challengers for Anderson Silva or Chris Weidman.

Dan Henderson is a legend in mixed martial arts. He’s done almost everything a fighter could possibily do to succeed in this sport. Except win UFC gold. If he wants to try his hand at getting another title shot. Go to 185. If he wants to keep entertaining us with entertaining bouts. Regardless of any divisional standpoint. Stay at 205 and wait for Chael or Shogun.