Monday, May 16, 2022

Henderson Will Stay At Middleweight, Wants Silva w/ Win

This weekend, former Pride Middleweight Champion Dan Henderson will look to get back in the win column afterafter dropping his last two fights again Quinton Jackson and Anderson Silva. Although losing two both of those fighters is nothing to be ashamed about, Henderson will look to get past Rousimar Palhares this Saturday in Atlanta, GA and if he does get the win he wants another crack at the Middleweight Champion:

From Yahoo! Sports:

But it was the Silva loss in the middleweight unification match that left him frustrated. While some tout Silva, ranked No. 1 pound-for-pound in the world in the current Yahoo! Sports poll as being the closest thing to unbeatable in the sport, Henderson is staying at middleweight largely to prove that’s not the case.

“He’s got holes in his game,” said Henderson, who won the first round of the fight, before getting tired and being submitted in the second round. “He’s very athletic and can get away with it. I felt my conditioning was off. I got a little tired and didn’t push the takedown in the second round. If I’d have gotten it, I’d have won the round. I should have been more aggressive when I had him down in the first round. I didn’t expect to finish him so I didn’t try. I was looking to win the round.”

To read the complete article from Dave Meltzer click HERE

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