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Dan Henderson: For the right money, I could be talked into a Michael Bisping rubber match

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MMA: UFC 204-Bisping vs Henderson Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

In case you’re wondering, Dan Henderson is still pissed.

“Hendo” is a couple of weeks removed from his controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping in the UFC 204 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which took place earlier this month in Manchester, England.

See the replay here.

And while UFC 204 was expected to serve as the final fight of Henderson’s storied mixed martial arts (MMA) career, the 46-year-old slugger could probably be talked into a rubber match ... for the right price.

Henderson vents to

"It's been a pretty mellow week since UFC 204, but I still haven't reconciled myself with the scoring the judges put forth for my fight with Michael Bisping. I finally got around to watching the video of it last night, and I'll admit, I'm pretty pissed about it. I was going to say frustrated, but that doesn't quite cover the range of feelings I've got right now. If this fight had happened last year, and I hadn't decided to make it my retirement fight, the fans would have demanded a trilogy. Hell, I'm pretty pissed off right now, and for the right money, I'm pretty sure I could be talked into the rubber match, not that I think he would accept another invitation to get beat up again. At the same time, I'm content with what I've done and in knowing, if only in my heart, that I won that fight.”

Henderson stopped Bisping at UFC 100 back in 2009.

“The Count” was pretty busted up following their 25-minute tilt across the pond and is currently riding the pine after getting slapped with a lengthy medical suspension. In addition, the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero, or perhaps Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo Souza, likely has first dibs on the Brit’s middleweight title.

Then again, some fighters (like this guy) get to do whatever the hell they want, so who knows.