(Somebody go tell Bisping that the coast is clear now.)
Remember those contract negotiations that between Dan Henderson and the UFC that had slowed down of late? Apparently they slowed all the way to a halt, and now Hendo may be headed for Strikeforce. The crazy part? UFC president Dana White seems content to just watch him go:
“We have a good relationship with Henderson, and there are no hard feelings,” White said. “He had a figure he believed he was worth, and we had our own figure, and we weren’t able to get together.”
Just like that, Henderson’s highlight-reel knockout of Michael Bisping goes from a career-rejuvenator to a UFC swan song. DW can’t really hold this one against Strikeforce if they do end up signing Henderson, though his grudges haven’t necessarily been limited by rationality in the past. Still, the UFC had every chance to keep Hendo and ultimately decided he wasn’t worth the money he wanted. What, did they feel like they had too many credible middleweight contenders at the moment?