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Dana White Claims Dan Henderson Turned Down a Shogun Rematch, Is Promptly Pwned by Hendo

(That moment you realize you are a fraction of the man Dan Henderson is.) 

Few, if any, will ever be able to forget Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s epic battle at UFC 139. It was like that time you watched your dad and your friend’s dad argue over a garden hose at your local pub when you were 12, an argument that quickly devolved into chair throwing, bottle smashing, and frequent use of the “n-word” despite the fact that both participants were white. You and your friend would never be the same again, but to be fair, his dad did say he would return the hose over a week ago, so fuck him.

Now swap your friend’s dad/Shogun with Dana White, and your dad with Dan Henderson, and you’ve pretty much got the gist of these two’s ongoing series of misunderstandings. They’ve butted heads over money before, but now it seems they’ve moved into the territory of straight up verbal warfare. At yesterday’s Calgary press conference, White informed Mauro Ranallo that he had attempted to secure a rematch between Henderson and Rua, but was met with firm opposition by the inventor of the H-bomb:

Yeah, I was trying to put together Dan Henderson vs. Shogun II and Henderson doesn’t want to do the fight. Henderson wants to wait for the winner of either Jonny “Bones” Jones or Anderson Silva. He wants Anderson Silva, if Silva wins, he will make that cut. Otherwise, he wants to fight the winner of Rashad and Jones.

After hearing the above snippet, Henderson took to his Twitter account to respond, where he promptly slayed DW in less than a sentence, responding, “If dana said it then out (assuming he meant “it”) must be true. Lol..”

And there you have it ladies and gentlemen, the quickest way possible to piss off your boss, like a boss. If this response had a movie equivalent, it would be How to Lose a Job in Ten Words. And yet, it’s hard to deny what Hendo’s text is getting at. Dana White has led the MMA media astray on several occasions, only to pull the rug out from underneath us when the opportunity struck. You remember that whole Kimbo Slice situation? How about the fact that he was urging Wanderlei Silva to retire weeks before making him a coach on TUF: Brazil? All we’re saying is, Dana’s word is not exactly set in stone. Just ask Paul Daley. Or Miguel Torres.

But considering that Hendo has already turned down a rematch with Lil’ Nog in order to get the next shot at Anderson Silva or Jon Jones, it’s not like Dana’s accusation is out of left field either. And, let’s be honest, Hendo was definitely slowing down in the latter rounds of his UFC 139 fight with Rua, so maybe that has something to do with it. But far be it from us to call our fake dad a liar. Especially when he helped this country win the Revolutionary War.

What say you, Potato Nation? Do you think Hendo is worried a rematch with Shogun could cost him a title shot? Or is DW blowing smoke up our collective asses again?

-J. Jones

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JUDOknowSHIT- March 23, 2012 at 2:41 am
Hendo wants to fight whoever's on top. He wants the title. Even if what Dana said IS true, so what? fuck fighting shogun, he got beat already. maybe if he wins a few he can have a crack at it again, but right now Hendo v JJ/Evans is definitely what needs to happen. The silva fight, meh, i bet anderson isn't even down for that. not gonna happen imo
Docfox- March 23, 2012 at 2:30 am
shatterproof- March 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm
so long captcha, you jerkass illiterate.
frdkrgr- March 22, 2012 at 9:27 pm
Maybe Randy can talk to Sly and get Hendo a job as a stunt double or a bodygaurd in Expendables 3? He hooked up the Nogs.
dranokills- March 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm
Hendo hasn't learned his first lesson. Shut up, take the fight, take the money offered and stop thinking you are all that and a bag of chips.
rlh61- March 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm
Yeah, I tend to think the guy has earned the right to call his shots.
HusseinObama- March 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm
wtf is this new comment shit?! Fuck you CP for making this site crappier every day!
skeletor- March 22, 2012 at 5:16 pm
I don't even know how you knew it was me I never signed in! Is there an edit button?
skeletor- March 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm
What the fuck! How long have I been gone? Avatars?
HandsofGold- March 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm
After fighting as long has he has and doing what he has done, I say do what ever the fuck you want to.
LukeTheDuke- March 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm
is it that ridiculous that Hendo wants to wait it out?
JUDOknowSHIT- March 23, 2012 at 2:42 am
Xanderschultz- March 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm
I don't think so at all
Xanderschultz- March 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Hendo needs the belt to get mainstream $$$$. He's as popular within the MMA fan niche as you can get. A nontitle fight win won't get him that publicity cushion he wants for post retirement $$$$. I'm sure he sees the money Randy is getting paid to do things other than get punched in the face, and at 40-something, that probably sounds pretty good.
That_guy- March 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Sorry fellas, you're right. I read his post wrong. I missed the "title shot" part. My bad.
ytrebil- March 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm
What's Dana said wrong? :/
The12ozCurls- March 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm
NO CAPTCHA!!!!!!!!!!! YA BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The12ozCurls- March 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm
HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!! THUMBS UP BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The12ozCurls- March 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm
Bunch of pussies - yep - I said it - lol
tojo- March 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Logic? C'mon. @Parchy never said that another Shogun fight was risky, he just said "Hendo knows how difficult it would be". Now, those two statements are not equal, hence, @That_guy's logic is correct and the rest of you are retuuuurds.
IronClad- March 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm
@That_guy's logic is durrrrrrrrrrr. C'mon bro, you're better than that. Fucking bush league, guy.
smellypiratehooker- March 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm
I thought the exact same thing when I read that_guy's comment and just assumed(hoped)he was trolling
tommyhammerstones- March 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Of course two white men fighting are going to ultimately resort to using the "n-word". That's what white men do, they are racist.
Kimbo Lesnar- March 23, 2012 at 6:02 am
Your statement is racist. Wait, I get it now! Good one! 3 people, didn't get the joke...
ArmFarmer- March 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm
@that_guy now that I think about it.. you said the same thing too.. you call him dumb and then basically said the exact same thing he's saying immediately afterwards lol
ArmFarmer- March 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm
@that_guy He means exactly what I said.. it's too risky with too little payout, whereas jones or silva is well worth the risk. Shogun = risky fight with nothing to gain. Silva/Jones = risky fight with everything to gain. Think about it.. I'd much rather say "I defeated Fedor, Shogun, AND Anderson Silva" than "I defeated Fedor and Shogun twice".
That_guy- March 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm
I read his post wrong. I missed the "title shot" part. My bad.
Headlock- March 22, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Hendo only has a few fights left in his career, so why waste one on a rematch that he won?
That_guy- March 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm
parchy, that may be the dumbest thing I've ever read. Do you really think Hendo thinks a fight with Shogun is a tougher fight than Bones or Silva? C'mon dude, you're better than that. What would you do? Wait for a guaranteed title shot against one of the 2 best P4P fighters on the planet or fight and possibly get injured or just plain lose your shot due to timing?
parchy mcthirst- March 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm
I never said that Hendo thinks that a rematch with Shogun would be more difficult than a fight with Jones or Silva. I said that he wants title fights and fights he thinks he can win. A fight with Jones or Silva is for a belt. Even your last question doesn't really focus on what I originally posted. Henderson knows Shogun is a handful. He wants a fight for the belt or a fight he thinks he can win. Read my post again.