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Dan Henderson is 'happy' being a Strikeforce fighter, in no hurry to return to the UFC

Unless, of course, you were to dangle a title unification bout in front of him.

Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson doesn't sound like he's in any hurry to rejoin the UFC now that Zuffa has purchased Strikeforce.

"Hendo," who bolted for San Jose when contract negotiations broke down with the world's largest fight promotion in late 2009, can significantly raise his stock with a win over Fedor Emelianenko on July 30 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

But if he finishes "The Last Emperor," what's waiting for him in the Strikeforce 205-pound division? Do you agree that he's still got "plenty of guys" to fight?

"Hollywood" (via 5th Round) breaks it down after the jump.

"It hasn’t crossed my mind, really. I’m pretty happy where I am at. I think there’s plenty of guys that fight in Strikeforce right now [that I could face]. I think it would be pretty neat to be involved with, possibly down the road, unifying the title or something like that, but I’m pretty satisfied where I’m at."

After an uninspiring debut saw him fall short against Jake Shields at Strikeforce: "Nashville" back in 2010, Henderson (27-8) redeemed himself by knocking out Renato "Babalu" Sobral in St. Louis later that year.

The win was enough to earn him a title shot against division champion Rafael Cavalcante back on March 5 and "Hendo" made the most of the opportunity by knocking out "Feijao" with an "H-bomb" in the third round.

With Strikeforce suffering from a lack of depth in its 205-pound division, Henderson immediately set his sights on the down-but-not-out Emelianenko, who may be one loss away from permanently hanging up the gloves.

But if Henderson loses ... what happens then?

What say you?

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