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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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Dan Henderson - "If I don't get a title-shot, I'll probably ask to fight at 205lb"

Hendo talks title-shots and douchebags.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-09-2009, 06:24 AM
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the only reason he wouldn't get a title shot is if they have the gsp/silva fight next if they both win. im pretty sure that would happen on the december supercard though so that would leave enough room for dan to get a title shot.

maia and marquart might have to wait a while to get their shot though. wouldn't mind seeing the winner face okami for a title shot. sure, the marquart/maia winner would be worthy of a title shot, but okami's been worthy for about a year already.

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I just have to do this, i nearly died of laughter reading the comments after the interview.

After all the other members of the press had finished with Dan Henderson, I had chance to speak to him by myself for a few minutes.

He was exactly how he was on the recent TUF 9 series - a cool and extremely relaxed dude speaking in a pleasant mellow drawl. An antithesis of a douchebag, you might say.

I put these questions to him:

Michael Bisping says that he would've made a better coach of the US team than you, do you think you could've made a better coach of the UK team than him?

"More than likely," he said with a big smile. "I would've been there for all the fights at least. I would've made them some money on the tennis match too."

Bisping seemed upset after you called him a douchebag, was that intentional mind games on your behalf?

"No. I don't say things like that just to say them, it's just kind of how I feel."

And that's what you think?

"Yeah. That's what a lot of people think too. Especially after watching him on the show, people have come to that conclusion on their own. Before they even saw that episode, they were telling me they thought he was a douchebag, and I just kept my mouth shut."

Do you think he's deserving of a title shot?

"Err, no. But if for some odd reason he did beat me, it would put him right up there. But I don't think the last two title fights should have happened either. Coté and, err.." He stares blankly at me, and I stare blankly back. "What's his name, the last guy?"

"Thales Leites," I say, eventually remembering.

"Yeah, neither one of those guys should have had a title shot."

So who do you think is most deserving in the middleweight division for a title shot?

"I think [Yushin] Okami was getting up there, err ..what's-his-face, the King of Pancrase guy [Nate Marquardt? Yuki Kondo?]. And myself as well, I could have asked for that after I beat Franklin, but this was already set with the show."

Do you think it's unfair that he gets a title shot and you don't?

"If I don't get a title-shot, I'll probably ask to fight at 205, knowing that I should have my shot now at 185."

Michael Bisping said:

There is no way Dan is taking me down. I'm going to be the first person to knock out Dan Henderson.
July 9, 2009 8:39 AM

Demian Maia said:

I can't believe that Dan Henderson forgot to mention my name among the contenders. I'm the best BJJ guy in MMA.
July 9, 2009 8:40 AM

Nate Marquardt said:

Well at least Hendo respects me as the King of Pancrase. Watch out Demian Maia, you are dead.
July 9, 2009 8:42 AM

Georges St. Pierre said:

I am not impressed by Dan Henderson's interview. 'e did not even mention my fight against Alves.
July 9, 2009 8:46 AM

Dan Henderson said:

Hey sorry, Georges. But I forgot who you're fighting. Thiago Silva right?
July 9, 2009 8:55 AM

Anderson Silva said:

Please don't hurt me, Dan.
July 9, 2009 9:07 AM

Yuki Kondo said:

Thanks for the shoutout, Dan.
July 9, 2009 9:08 AM

Michael Bisping said:

I'll submit Demian Maia.
July 9, 2009 9:14 AM

Andy Wang said:

anyone remember me?
July 9, 2009 9:24 AM

Yushin Okami said:

Dan and the fans have spoken, Dana. Give me a shot before Silva retires.
July 9, 2009 9:24 AM


I'll crush all you fools like cockroaches!
July 9, 2009 9:30 AM

Yoshihiro Akiyama said:

Dan Henderson clearly did not mention me, as I am the greatest MW on the UFC 100 card. All hail glory to the embodiment of pure sexiness.
July 9, 2009 9:41 AM

Brock Lesnar said:

July 9, 2009 9:49 AM

Dana White said:

July 9, 2009 9:58 AM

Patrick Cote said:

Screw you Dan! I lasted longer than you did!
July 9, 2009 10:00 AM

Thales Leites said:

Yeah! Me too!
July 9, 2009 10:01 AM

Patrick Cote said:

Way to ruin my point Thales.

But I'll be back! Georges is teaching me the riddum!
July 9, 2009 10:03 AM

Quinton Jackson said:

Hey, where all the japanese women at?
July 9, 2009 10:10 AM

Chuck Liddell said:

I'm dropping to 185lb and I'm gonna knock you all out.
July 9, 2009 10:16 AM

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I think the winner between Nate vs Demian and Hendo vs Bisping should fight the champ.

Silva doesn't have too many fights left on his contract.

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winner of 185lb round robin
Super Fight against GSP
One last match in the 205 vs Lyoto or the current 205lb champ whether Anderson Silva likes it or not.
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hahahaha look at the comments underneath the interview!

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Bacon Sandwhich Im pretty sure this applies to you considering it says everyone read it and follow it because honestly the fact that chileandude quoted the article and made me damn near piss myself with laughter are the only thing stopping me from closing this thread.

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LOL @ the comments
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Andy Wang said:
anyone remember me?
Thats where I couldnt hold It any longer

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And thats where I started crying In laughter

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Just a few more comments below those you posted man, still really funny..


Demian Maia said:

Mike, the only person that could submit me is myself. The only other fighter that can submit themself is Frank Trigg. That's how good I am.
July 9, 2009 10:29 AM
Frank Trigg said:

True story. I can't defend the choke.
July 9, 2009 10:31 AM

Matt Hughes said:

Hey Trigg, that naked picture of you was hot. Tastier than a country breakfast.
July 9, 2009 10:37 AM

Frank Trigg said:

Hey Matt, what would Jesus do?
July 9, 2009 10:40 AM

Marcus Davis said:

aye it is Trigg my boy! Tastier than a big bowl of Lucky Charms!
July 9, 2009 10:44 AM

Diego Sanchez said:

YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!
July 9, 2009 11:27 AM
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