Dan Henderson, a former PRIDE title-holder and current middleweight contender, has likely signed with Strikeforce, UFC President Dana White recently told Yahoo Sports.
According to the report, a source close to the situation confirmed Henderson had signed with Strikeforce and White echoed the news, though Strikeforce’s Scott Coker denied a deal is done.
“I guarantee you 1,000 percent that Dan Henderson is signed by Strikeforce,” said White. “Dan and I have been friends and we will continue to be friends, but it just didn’t work out and he went to Strikeforce.”
Coker says Henderson’s management informed him that he had declined the UFC’s offer and was ready to work on a deal with Strikeforce, but Coker but negotiations on hold temporarily due to his schedule for this weekend’s Strikeforce Challengers 4 and “Fedor vs. Rogers” events.