Dan Henderson Signs With Strikeforce, Looks For January Return



After months of shopping the field Dan “Hendo” Henderson has signed with Strikeforce.

“I’m just hoping to get out there and fight again and get paid what I would like the get paid. I’m not asking to be the top-paid guy at out there at all …. It’s a little step up from my last pay check, but a lot less than a lot of other guys are getting paid,” [Fanhouse]

When asked about a potential match up between himself and the Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi.

“He’s a very tough opponent. Those are the type of guys I like to fight and the guys that it’s going to be a big challenge for me,”

No official date or opponent for his debut with Strikeforce is known, but he has expressed interest in returning around Superbowl at the January 30th event.

Hendos versatility to fight at 185lbs. or 205lbs. should be a great addition to Strikeforce’s middleweight and light heavyweight divisions.

Strikeforce make it official, with Press Release.

Photo Courtesy of CombatLifestyle


  1. Muay Thai

    December 7, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Kinda wish he stayed with the UFC. However I think a fight with him and Mousasi would be awesome. Theres just not much after Mousasi for him to fight.

  2. roy

    December 7, 2009 at 4:51 am

    i am bummed he is not in the ufc but i am still a big fan of his and can't wait to see him fight again. at mw in strikeforce i see him beating those guys but gregard at lhw will be tough.

  3. CagE

    December 7, 2009 at 5:07 am

    I would like to see him stay at middleweight. How about a fight with Robbie Lawler or Nick Diaz? or take on Scott Smith after he smashes Cung Le.

  4. tom

    December 7, 2009 at 6:15 am

    i think Dan going to Strike force is a good idea..Now dan can be a middle weight and Light heavy champ again in both weight class at the same time..

    I really want to see Dan fight Gregar,Jake,Ben radji and Robbie , all of those sound great to me then come back to ufc dan after you clear out the strike forces guys

  5. Luke

    December 7, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Having someone the calibre of Hendo at Strikeforce will really help them gain more fans. I have been a huge fan since his PRIDE days and i would be watching him regardless of whoever was promoting it.

    Some great fights at Strikeforce for Hendo. It would be cool to see him against Mousasi, but also Robbie Lawler, Benji Raddach, Jake Shields, Cung Le.

    Not sure what 205 could offer him at Strikeforce other than Mousasi, He wouldn't fight Soko, I suppose that Babalu could be an interesting opponent.

    I think Dan will dominate the 185 division, despite his age, he is still one of the best in the world.

  6. roy

    December 7, 2009 at 6:59 am

    they also have mo, and if dan beats jake and than gregard i would not be surprized to see him call out fedor. they have enough fights for him there to probally finish out his career. i think the ufc really should have resinged him this will give stirkeforce another great fighter and they have been deepening there rosters.

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