According to a source close to the former Pride champion, Henderson fulfilled the terms of his contract with Zuffa following a victory over
The veteran mixed martial artist, who was told privately and publicly by the UFC he would receive the next title shot against UFC middleweight champion
His focus is avenging a 2008 second-round submission loss to Silva.
Henderson (25-7), said the source, is open to fighting the pound-for-pound Brazilian great with or without a belt on the line, and would consider meeting him at light heavyweight.
A new contract was on the table during discussions for Henderson to meet
When asked for confirmation, Henderson responded via text, "No fights left on my deal, working on a new one."
Henderson's camp also denied rumors that the 39-year-old American was considering a fight with