Dan Henderson: "I Guess I Should Just Quit Training To Win Fights And Just Go To S**t Talking School"
Henderson was originally scheduled to face reigning UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones in the main event of last month's UFC 151, however, was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a knee injury. The UFC offered up former middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen as a late replacement, though, Jones declined the fight. Zuffa officials eventually cancelled the event in its entirety.
Jones would go on to successfully defend his crown against Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 three weeks later, and many expected Henderson to resume his position in line for a title shot.
Things wouldn't turn out that way.
UFC President Dana White recently announced that Henderson will now lock horns with former champ Lyoto Machida, likely in a bout to determine number one contendership status.
Sonnen, who hasn't competed at 205-pounds since 2005, essentially leapfrogged the entire division after being named on Tuesday as a coach for the upcoming "The Ultimate Fighter 17" opposite Jones. Despite a recent title loss to Anderson Silva at middleweight, Sonnen — who was pulled from an originally-scheduled match with Forrest Griffin at December's UFC 155 — will meet Jones for the light heavyweight crown on April 27.
So where does that leave Henderson in all of this? None too pleased.
"I guess I should just quit training to win fights and be exciting for the fans and just go to shit talking school," Henderson tweeted to Dana White late Tuesday, presumably referencing his sometimes training partner and noted trash talker Sonnen.