According to the Houston Chronicle, Former PRIDE Champion Dan Henderson turned down a recent contract extension offer with the UFC. The reason, he’s holding out for better pay and better fights.
they are trying to make some cutbacks, and the fighters aren’t overly happy about that.
The 37-year-old Team Quest fighter has one bout left on the Pride contract he brought with him to the UFC. White offered an extension, but Henderson didn’t bite. He thought the offer was low and chose to take the fight against Quinton Jackson at UFC 75 under the terms of his Pride contract, which left him with no opportunity for a fight bonus.
Despite assurances from White that he would be taken care of in the UFC, Henderson is waiting for what he thinks is an equitable offer.
With one fight left on his current contract, Dan Henderson was also offered and turned down a fight with Tito Ortiz at UFC 78, stating:
It’s not the fight that I’d ask for. Beating Tito won’t get me a rematch (with light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson). I don’t think he’s top five (in the 205-lb. division). I’d have to beat at least a top three guy to get the rematch.