Earlier today in Seoul, South Korea, Henderson worked his way to a split decision win over Jorge Masvidal. Following the event, “Smooth” had this to say about his contractual status and intentions (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“When I retire, it will be retiring in the UFC – I know that for sure,” Henderson said. “But I’m going to test the market, yes.”
It’s a smart decision. Doing so worked out for Gilbert Melendez, who had an initial offer from Bellator and as a result, the UFC reportedly upped theirs. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.