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Scott Coker: Dan 'Main Event' Henderson will likely compete in two weight classes


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"Well, I don't want to get into the whole Dana White thing. All I can say is, how often does a guy like Dan Henderson become available? He's a main event fighter. Every promotion would like to have Dan Henderson fight in a main event for them. Main event fighters are few and far between, and when you get a guy like Dan, who can contend for titles in two weight classes, it's a good day for Strikeforce. Dan said he'd let me know after Christmas what weight class he wants to start in. He and Gegard (Mousasi) is a natural fight and he against Jake Shields for our middleweight title is a fight he would want. He would like to fight in both weight classes. We're excited to get Dan in the mix, and we're going to have more signings soon. We're continuing to build Strikeforce as a mixed martial arts company and Dan is a big part of that."

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker talks publicly about his acquisition of free agent Dan Henderson, who joins the San Jose-based organization after failing to come to terms on a contract extension with the UFC. "Hollywood" went 3-2 under the Zuffa umbrella after a championship run in PRIDE FC and although the former Olympian is in his late 30's, he proved at UFC 100 (via Bisping knockout) that he can still bang with the best of them. What kind of impact will he have in Strikeforce? Time will tell.

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