Momentum in mixed martial arts is almost as valuable as any physical tool inside the cage. With a TKO stoppage of the legendary Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko at the Sears Centre in Hoffman States, Illinois, Dan "Hendo" Henderson is the king of the proverbial mountain.
Speaking with Ariel Helwani after his victory, Henderson responded when asked about his future by saying, "I would like to defend my title at 205 in Strikeforce, but I am open to unifying the belt with whoever the champ is in the UFC."
This 40-year-old two-time Greco-Roman Olympian, multi-title holder in Pride and current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion is essentially a free agent within the mixed martial arts world.
Completing his Strikeforce contract in last night's event, the future for Henderson is unclear.
Not destined to follow the paths of Nate Marquardt or the recently released Alistair Overeem, "Hendo" will sign a multi-fight contract under the Zuffa banner with either Strikeforce or the UFC.
Because of Henderson's interest in unifying the titles, I have theoretically created a matchup between the two light heavyweight champions: Dan Henderson with Strikeforce and Jon "Bones" Jones with the UFC.
Please take a hypothetical journey with me as I dissect their matchup.
I welcome your comments.