Dos Santos was originally scheduled to face Dutch kickboxing specialist Alistair Overeem, but a failed drug test from Overeem has put the fight in serious jeopardy—though it is worth noting that UFC President Dana White has not officially called the fight off.
At first, it seemed likely that either Frank Mir or Cain Velasquez would receive the shot, but Dana White has confirmed that neither of these men will receive the title shot and that their bout at UFC 146 remains intact.
On the surface, Henderson stepping in seems like an excellent solution to a puzzling problem.
After all, Henderson is one of the most accomplished MMA fighters of all time, having held major titles in two separate weight classes, and has even fought at heavyweight before.
It seems to make perfect sense that he jump up to heavyweight, take on Dos Santos, and attempt to become the first man to ever win major titles in three different weight classes.
However, under closer inspection, the fight makes little to no sense at all.
Here are five reasons why Dan Henderson should not fight Junior Dos Santos.