This morning, tatame.com published an interview with Strikeforce LHW Champ Dan Henderson. Henderson talked about his disappointment with how he felt Shogun Rua approached his fight against Jon 'Bones' Jones and his (Shogun's) performance in general. In reference to how Henderson felt about fighting the Jones, he had this to say:
"I’d rather fight him now than in two years… He’s just been improving so much, and he’ll be a lot tougher to beat in two years and I’m getting older, so… (laughs)" , said Henderson, analyzing Jones’ win over Mauricio Shogun, at UFC 128.
"I was surprised by the way Shogun came to the fight. It seemed like he was very unsure, not prepared, and that’s not Shogun anybody wants to see. It’s unfortunate, but it happens when you’re not in shape. When you’re not in shape, it doesn’t matter what your skills are", said the fighter.
"Hendo" was somewhat critical orgiinally of the Zuffa purchase of Strikeforce, stating that he wasn't sure if having a monopoly was good for the sport. It's interesting to now hear him suggesting a cross-promotional fight.
One would hope that Henderson is not looking past his July 30th match against Fedor Emelianeko, a fighter who has been on a bit of a downward slide, but should still be considered a dangerous opponent when he is at his best.