Based on yesterday's "Jones vs. Sonnen" announcement, former UFC light heavyweight number one contender Dan Henderson will adopt a new strategy moving forward, one that is certain to earn him a crack at the 205-pound crown.
This is what it feels like to be Rashad Evans.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight number one contender, Dan Henderson, who lost his spot in line after blowing out his knee, has been made aware of the promotion's decision to book Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17, which will serve as a lead-in to their April 27 title fight on pay-per-view (PPV).
And he's not impressed.
Henderson was expected to fight Jones at the UFC 151 event back in September; however, his untimely injury -- and "Bones" refusal to fight Sonnen on just eight days notice -- torpedoed the fight card and turned the division on its head, which could mean a change of plans for one of these two competitors.
That's a bitter pill to swallow, considering the champ keeps getting booked to fight middleweights.
The 42-year-old "Hendo" (tick-tock) is expected to face off against Lyoto Machida at a future date, but whether or not the winner is granted a title shot remains to be seen. At this rate, they may have to drop back down to 185 pounds to get it. Either way, the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion is probably wondering what universe he's living in.
Sour grapes? Or justifiable frustration?