Dan Henderson to Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza: Be Careful What You Wish For

Written by Tom Ngo
October 10th, 2014

UFC Dan Henderson

Having lost four of his last five fights, veteran Dan Henderson (pictured) is now looking to relocate back to the UFC middleweight division.

First up on his 185-pound hit list is contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, only because Souza’s coach recently said they’d be interested in jumping to light heavyweight to fight Henderson in February.

Henderson is game, but has a different date and weight class in mind.

“I would be more then happy to give Jacare what he wants. Except I would do it at MW and Jan 3rd. #carefulwhatyouwishfor,” Henderson tweeted after catching wind of the challenge.

Souza underwent successful surgery on his right elbow this week. No timetable has been announced for his return to training, so it is unknown if the Brazilian would be able to come back one month earlier than planned to meet Henderson in January at UFC 182.

Souza has rattled off seven straight wins and has been a wrecking ball since transitioning over from Strikeforce. He has finished off three of his four victims inside the octagon, including last month’s easy submission victory over Gegard Mousasi.

Henderson hasn’t been seen since getting choked out by Daniel Cormier in May. The 44-year-old only has two wins since November 2011, both coming against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

UFC 182 takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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