During a brief interview with NBCSports.com, Dan Henderson was hypothetically asked who, if anyone, would he like to fight next in the UFC. Without hesitation, the former PRIDE middleweight and welterweight champion simply responded â€œAnderson Silva.â€
â€œI definitely want to get back in there and earn another shot [at Silva] because Iâ€™m not satisfied with my performance. I typically donâ€™t dwell too much on things like that, but it did disappoint me quite a bit and I just felt like I didnâ€™t- I wasnâ€™t 100 percent that night and at that level, and against someone like Anderson Silva you have to be 100 percent to perform well. So Iâ€™m ready to move on now, Iâ€™m excited to get back in there, just trying to figure out who, where, and at what weight class.â€
Lastly, when asked who in the UFC middleweight division he thought could give Anderson Silva the best run for his money, Henderson grinningly replied:
â€œMeâ€¦like I said I need to get back in there and earn another shot for that.â€
A fight between Henderson and former champion Rich Franklin has been tossed around the rumor mill, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.