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Dan Henderson vs. Jake Shields Expected for Strikeforce’s Next CBS Card in April

(On the next episode of Hoarders)

According to a new report on, recent Strikeforce signee Dan Henderson is in "end stage" negotiations to face Strikeforce middleweight champ Jake Shields at the organization’s next CBS event in April. Bout agreements have yet to be signed, but the fight is reportedly in the process of being finalized.

Since his submission loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 82 last March, Henderson has gone 3-0, scoring victories over Rousimar Palhares, Rich Franklin, and Michael Bisping. Shields most recently picked up his 13th straight victory with a workmanlike decision over Jason Miller, but finished his eight previous fights, which included submission wins over Nick Thompson, Paul Daley, and Robbie Lawler. Compared to Shields, Henderson is larger, has fought more elite-level opponents, and has an obvious power advatange with his punches, but it’s hard to count Jake out when you look at the dominant run he’s had over the last four years. At any rate, it’s a great matchup, and it only makes sense for Strikeforce to put their new star into a title fight right away.

The only other fight on the April card at this point is Fedor Emelianenko vs. TBA. Sure, you’d think that would be a perfect time for Emelianenko to take on Alistair Overeem for Strikeforce’s heavyweight title, right? Wrong. Alistair Overeem has one more fight on on his K-1 contract, which he plans to take in the spring, meaning that he won’t be available to Strikeforce until later in the year. Though his manager, Bas Boon, promises that the Demolition Man will return to Strikeforce sometime in 2010, it’s very likely that he’ll be stripped of his title before that happens.

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robthom- December 19, 2009 at 9:15 am
Bandy13- December 19, 2009 at 8:11 am
pumped that i get to see the ending of hendo vs bisping again!!
robthom- December 19, 2009 at 7:37 am
Not a good match for Jake IMO.
Hes been fighting @ 170 all his career up until his last fight. While Hendo has been fighting around 200 against Heavyweights for 10 years, occasionally shaving down enough to hit the 185 scale.

I'm not saying Jake cant win, Hendo has been known to flub it on occasion. But I dont think Jake is big or strong enough to beat Hendo twice even if he can get past him once.

Back to 170 for Jake IMO.
831 Son- December 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm
Wow One Two, you continue to be a retard. Their (not they're) champion shouldn't even be classified as champ considering most every MW in the UFC would smash him. He is fucking horrible compared to Anderson. Same with the WW's, they would smash him too. Also, by saying that their champion will face the best, that means you think Hendo is "the best" which clearly he isn't. Get your dumb head out of your ass moron. Anderson isnt fighting any TUF bums any time soon either.
One Two- December 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm
at least SF has the balls to have they're champion face the best Fuck the UFC hope Anderson has succesful title defenses against whatever TUF bums they can scrape up.
portland mma- December 18, 2009 at 2:55 pm
I like Jake Shields alot, I like Hendo alot. I hate this match up...alot. In my opinion Shields is too small for Henderson, Shields belongs at 170, I just don't think he's got the strength for too many elite guys at 185 especially a guy with incredible wrestling and much better hands. I don't mind some of the mixing and matching weights to maximize the best fights in Strikeforce, but this one makes no sense at all.
Clyde- December 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm
Everyone's streak has to come to an end sometime, right Jake? He almost got subbed by Miller so I can't see him getting out of there without some pretty major facial re-arrangement/memory loss/brain damage/all of the above.
Rampage Rules- December 18, 2009 at 2:11 pm
Jake Shields wont even be able to take Hendo down whatsoever, Sprawl and Brawl win by Hendo, or possible KO.
BigJumpingDad- December 18, 2009 at 2:02 pm
@ Hendo try to beat him.
@ JakeShields your lame.
@ CagePotato I can has job burger?!?!?!?!
macreadysshack- December 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Yeah, Hendo better come in with a kevlar cup and a pair of safety glasses!
BigJumpingDad- December 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Big Jumpin Dad is an imposter!
LukeTheDuke- December 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm
it was telegraphed but he set it up well by making bisping walk into it with an inside kick. (forcing him to circle towards the right hand)
macreadysshack- December 18, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Stuntmen? Holy crap. I didn't know that! I knew it was rigged in some shape or form (because what 'reality show' isn't, right?). I just didn't know how. That totally makes sense, though!
meanfinger- December 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm
well he cant knock hendo out.. so wtf can he do? hendo better bring some eye protection
831 Father- December 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm
831 Son and his lover, NECROPHYTE, quit being so negative. You at least sound like a decent person on the Bloody Elbow comments area. And MW Shields (Who probably only cuts 1 lb.) will not be able to LnP 200+ lb. Hendo. Hendo better smash that ratings killer.
831 Son- December 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm
Yea i was thinking the same thing meanfinger haha. I guarantee Shields is going to get his ass beat though. That dude would get smashed by so many middleweights in the UFC, his only chance would be to try and lay and pray. That will not work against Hendo though. Hopefully Henderson doesnt get too caught up with trying to throw the right hand though. That shit is telegraphed from a mile away, although Bisping got his ass beat with it.
NECROPHYTE- December 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm
Fuck you 831 father, you're a fucking fucktard.
831 Father- December 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm
831 Son, that's no way to talk to your father.
Bojangles- December 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm
Hendo Smash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NECROPHYTE- December 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm
Man Hendo's gonna fuck his world...
meanfinger- December 18, 2009 at 1:14 pm
hendo is gunna run a train on MW and move up.
meanfinger- December 18, 2009 at 1:12 pm
i bet ufc fan changed his name. how much??
MediumRare- December 18, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Can't wait to watch Hendo beat the piss out of this guy.

Don't really blame the UFC for letting him go but I do still love me some Dan Henderson overhand rights.

Circle to your left Shields. I fucking dare you.
831 Son- December 18, 2009 at 1:10 pm
831 Father= Complete worthless piece of shit troll. Change your name you fucking dumb ass. What are you a groupie of mine?
meanfinger- December 18, 2009 at 1:08 pm
@ macready- i read a tweet from mayhem sayin the bullies were stuntmen.