Dan Henderson remains a free agent. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Dan Henderson and the Ultimate Fighting Championship do not appear to be on the same page at the moment.
The two-time Olympian’s contract expired following his knockout loss to Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 32 in November, and negotiations on a new deal have not progressed to his liking. In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Henderson claimed the UFC was attempting to cut his pay by more than 50 percent.
“I was fairly surprised that it’s as far away as what I thought a fair offer would have been,” he said. “I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say I was insulted, but I know what they’re trying to accomplish and trying to get everybody for as cheap as they can. That’s what they like to do. I don’t take it personally, but it was a lot lower than I expected.”
Still the only man in history to hold major MMA championships in two weight classes simultaneously, Henderson finds himself on a three-fight losing streak for the first time in his illustrious career. The former two-division Pride Fighting Championships titleholder will turn 44 in August.
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