Fortunately for "Hendo," he may not have to wait very long.
If "Bones" retains, it's not out of the question for him to compete again in early-to-mid summer, having already mapped out an ambitious 2012 fight campaign.
Here's what White told media members (via Tom Ngo at 5th Round) about Henderson's future:
"Dan Henderson’s in a position right now where it looks like he wants to wait for Jon Jones. We’ll see what happens with this Rashad [Evans] fight."
Henderson was recently offered a headlining bout opposite former PRIDE FC rival Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, who submitted the Greco-Roman wrestler via first round armbar at "Total Elimination" back in 2005.
The rematch, as well as the opportunity to avenge his loss to "Little Nog," was a fight he "didn't think the fans would be interested in." In addition, he wanted "more time to prepare for a five round main event."
The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion told the powers that be "thanks, but no thanks," and Nogueira was quickly paired off against Alexander Gustafsson for the UFC on FUEL TV fight card on April 14 in Sweden.
Now Henderson sits and waits. Smart move? Or opportunity lost?