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Dan Henderson to return at middleweight

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According to a report from Guilherme Cruz, former two-division Pride champion Dan Henderson will fight next at middleweight. The all-time great last fought and lost at light heavyweight, against Daniel Cormier.

The report says that Henderson's Muay Thai coach, Daniel Woirin says the fighter wants to fight again by the end of the year, and will do so at middleweight. Against Cormier, Henderson weighed in at just 199 pounds, well under the 205 pound weight limit.

Most professional fighters, like Cormier, cut a great deal of water weight the week and day before a fight, in order to make the weight class limit of wherever they are fighting. Since Henderson walks around at under 200 pounds, he would actually be around the same size as most UFC welterweights. 

Many top lightweights even walk around at upwards of 190lbs. Henderson will be 44 by the time he fights next, and isn't getting any quicker. 

So, it seems like a good call for him to at least not be so undersized the next time he steps into the Octagon. Henderson hasn't fought at middleweight for years, since his UFC 100 KO win over Michael Bisping.

Who would you like to see Henderson fight next, at middleweight? Let us know in the comments section!

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