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Silva would heal if Bisping came calling - Henderson

ESPN staff
December 6, 2011
Dan Henderson said Michael Bisping looked more like a TUF cast member than a coach © Getty Images

Dan Henderson has suggested that Anderson Silva would make a rapid recovery from injury if offered a fight with Michael Bisping.

Silva has gone back to his native Brazil for six months to recuperate from a shoulder injury - and Henderson, who beat Mauricio Shogun Rua at light-heavyweight earlier this month, is pushing for a bout when Silva returns.

However, Henderson is likely to face the winner of Jon Jones v Lyoto Machida at UFC 140, putting Bisping in with a shout of meeting Silva.

Henderson was less than impressed with Bisping's victory over Jason Miller at the TUF 14 finale on Saturday.

"Looked like one guy hadn't fought in a long time and the other guy cut too much weight," Henderson tweeted. "Not hating, just not a great night for either guy - weren't there physically so they looked more like TUF cast than coaches. All the 'injuries' that keep Anderson from a rematch with me or Chael [Sonnen] will heal real fast if they offer Bisping to him."

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