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Hendo Wants to Make One Last Title Run

Dan Henderson believes he still has another UFC title run left in him
By: Damon Martin, FOX Sports

"At FOX UFC Fight Night this weekend in Sweden, Dan Henderson returns to middleweight for the first time since 2010, but his plan to drop back down to 185-pounds actually happened about a year ago.
"Henderson defeated Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua last March in one of the best comebacks of the entire year, but following the victory he contemplated a move back down to middleweight where he was a title contender in his previous run with the UFC.
"The UFC had other ideas.
"'I think it was after I fought 'Shogun', I wanted to maybe move down to middleweight,' Henderson told FOX Sports. 'It felt like it was probably going to be a while to get a title shot at 205 and middleweight might be a little quicker at that time. I told that to Dana (White) and he wanted me to fight D.C. (Daniel Cormier) anyways. I said alright and now I'm down at middleweight.'
"The fight against Cormier was basically an unmitigated disaster for Henderson as he got tossed and trampled before getting choked out in the third round. His loss ended up as highlight reel material for Cormier as he got ready for his showdown with Jon Jones at UFC 182, but even now Henderson refuses to look back at the decision to take the fight as a mistake."
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