Evans vs Henderson: 5 Fights for Dan Henderson to Take at Middleweight

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Evans vs Henderson: 5 Fights for Dan Henderson to Take at Middleweight
Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Henderson won't be competing for an UFC title at 205 pounds any time soon. Or likely any time at all.

That much is clear after Henderson lost his second consecutive bout at UFC 161. Henderson looked to land the vaunted "H-Bomb" early and often but the opportunity never came. What momentum Henderson was able to gain in the first few rounds by backing Evans up was completely erased in the final frame as Evans pushed the former Olympian against the cage and even dropped Hendo with a clean shot.

It furthered the notion that Henderson has become a pure one-trick pony at this point in his career. That one-trick is extremely dangerous but Henderson's decreasing athletic abilities have left that "H-Bomb" pretty useless.

With any title hopes effectively eroded in the light heavyweight division, Henderson will likely have to travel down to 185 pounds to seek a new avenue to a title match. Henderson has gone on the record numerous times about his desire to not cut down to 185 pounds anymore but the prospects of securing that elusive UFC title in quick fashion could be a deciding factor.

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