That didn't take long. Fresh off the heels of his win over Rafael Cavalcante at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson, Dan Henderson appears to be having a change of heart. The two-time Olympian tells MMA Weekly that despite his strange, love-hate relationship with UFC President Dana White, he's open to a return to the UFC. To wit:
"I’ve never said anything bad about (the UFC). I always appreciated everything they’ve done for me and for the sport. It’s just I was paid more money to go elsewhere, and that’s what I did. Dana’s the type that needs to talk a little smack if he doesn’t get his way, but I’ve got no hard feelings about anything."
"I had no plans of leaving, but I have one fight left on my deal and we’ll see what happens,"
If Dana White is anything, it's a dogged pursuer of a financial and brand bottomline. Dan Henderson isn't far from that. I don't know what the future holds for Paul Daley, but even at the age of 40 a UFC return seems significantly more likely in light of today's news. Of course, resolving differences with Clinch Gear and the UFC would also have to be resolved.