Dan Henderson Denies Return to UFC Middleweight Division

Written by Tom Ngo
June 26th, 2014

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UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson (pictured) may have dropped four of his last five fights, but that doesn’t mean the 43-year-old is looking to reinvent himself in the middleweight division.

Late Wednesday night, Henderson shot down the chatter of him shedding 20 pounds at this stage in his career.

“It’s funny how rumors get started. If you have read that I will be returning to middle weight. Not true, but always a possibility.” Henderson wrote on his official Twitter page.

Henderson hasn’t fought at 185 pounds since losing to Jake Shields for the Strikeforce title in April 2010. Hendo’s last middleweight match for the UFC was the bout prior to that when he knocked Micheal Bisping out cold at UFC 100.

Since rejoining the UFC in November 2011, Henderson has only beaten former light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on two occasions. He’s lost to Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort and most recently Daniel Cormier.

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