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Dan Henderson Explains Why He’s Not Really Down For Fight With Tim Kennedy

Kelsey Mowatt

Dan Henderson

Following Dan Henderson’s recent win over Tim Boetsch, Tim Kennedy called for a bout with the legend, but it doesn’t look like the 44 year-old middleweight is interested.

Henderson is coming off a quick, stoppage win over Boetsch earlier this month, which ended the vet’s two fight losing streak. After the highlight reel win, Tim Kennedy took to Twitter and made the following callout:

Since Kennedy is a decorated soldier, and Henderson is a huge name, it’s not a bad idea right? Well, while appearing on “The MMA Hour” recently, here is what Henderson had to say about Kennedy’s proposal (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“I think I saw that,” Henderson said. “I wasn’t overly interested in fighting Tim. I like Tim. He represents the sport well and you know, I just don’t think it would be that exciting of a fight for the fans, just with his style and mine.”

It sounds like Henderson’s under the impression that Kennedy would look to take him down, and work his top game (as he did with Michael Bisping). Although, it should be noted that in Kennedy’s last “Fight for the Troops” outing, he put away Rafael Natal with strikes.

Speaking of Bisping, Henderson also made it clear he’s not interested in facing the middleweight again. The reason being that it would be pretty much impossible to top his 2009, KO win over the British fighter, which ranks as one of the most vicious in UFC history.

Kennedy, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since last September, when he incurred a controversial, stoppage loss to Yoel Romero.

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