MMA Dana White: Dan Henderson demanded to be "by far the highest-paid guy in the UFC"

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    Dana White: Dan Henderson demanded to be "by far the highest-paid guy in the UFC"

    by John Morgan on Oct 22, 2009 at 6:40 pm ET
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    LOS ANGELES – UFC fans hoping to hear a positive update on current free agent Dan Henderson's return to the UFC might not want to read any further.

    At Thursday's UFC 104 pre-event press conference, UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Henderson's financial demands are simply unrealistic.

    "We're at a stalemate right now," White said. "The money that [Henderson] is asking for would make him by far the highest-paid guy in the UFC."

    White initially told Yahoo! Sports less than a week ago that his negotiations with Henderson had failed and that "Hollywood" was close to signing with Strikeforce. Henderson then refuted those claims with several media outlets, insisting his contact with Strikeforce had simply been introductory in nature.

    White today said a chance encounter on Wednesday night led him to believe perhaps the relationship was progressing.

    "You know what's [expletive] hilarious?" White asked. "I went to dinner last night, and [Henderson's] lawyer and (Strikeforce CEO) Scott Coker are sitting at dinner together last night. I said, 'What are the [expletive] odds that out of every restaurant in L.A., the one that I go to, these guys are here?'"

    White did say that Henderson still has an open invitation to rejoin the UFC, but the former PRIDE champion would need to accept the terms the UFC executive has offered – which he insists are better than anything the two-division contender will find on the open market.

    "The negotiations are done," White said. "I made [Henderson] an offer, and I guarantee you the offer that I made him, Strikeforce can't pay."

    So, at least for now, Henderson will remain on the outside of the promotion.

    White has said in the past that he considers Henderson a friend, and the UFC president assured MMAjunkie.com that these failed negotiations won't stand in the way of the pair's personal relationship.

    "I like Dan," White said with a smile. "We're totally cool. You'll never hear me say a bad thing about Dan Henderson, other than he's ugly, and that's just the truth."
     
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    Now I'm starting to wonder if this isn't some kind of big joke on us all after those comments.
     
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    why does Dana feel the need to publicly trash hendo through the media? maybe he thinks it's a way to give him more negotiating leverage, but he comes off as a dick and if I was hendo, i'd be pissed.
     
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    He's talking shit and joking around they're friends. They talked the same way about each other and to each other in the past in video blogs and shit like that.
     
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    The money that [Henderson] is asking for would make him by far the highest-paid guy in the UFC


    So he didnt demand to be the highest paid, he asked for an amount of money that happens to be higher than anyone else
     
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