Hendo will fight 'light heavyweight' Sonnen


Posted at Jan 08 2013 07:34 PM | Updated as of Jan 09 2013 03:34 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson said he’s willing to take on teammate Chael Sonnen especially if there’s a title involved.

Sonnen, the former middleweight contender, recently moved to light heavyweight to challenge Jon Jones on April 27.

"We're friends, but above all we fight now in the same category and therefore have the same goal," said Henderson in SI.com

Henderson was supposed to challenge Jones in UFC 151 last September but was sidelined by a knee injury.

Now fully recovered, Henderson said he is prepared to fight Sonnen if the latter wins the title.

"Our friendship is more than a title and we are professional enough to let the rivalry be just inside the Octagon," he said.