Dan Henderson is one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all-time. He has had a storybook career inside the UFC and Pride organizations. He has held the middleweight and light heavyweight belt inside the Pride organizations, and he’s defended against countless legends of the sport such as Fedor Emelianenko, Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping, and Shogun Rua.
Currently, he is set take on Vitor Belfort, one of the most dynamic strikers in the UFC right now. This is a huge bout for Henderson because if he can get a win he puts his name right up there in the light heavyweight division. Despite being 43, it seems like Henderson doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. In fact, Henderson is asking for an extension on his contract after the Belfort bout. On The MMA Hour, Henderson told Ariel Helwani about his future plans in the UFC:
“Yeah, I’m not planning on retiring and I’m not planning on going anywhere. Coming off of two losses in my last two fights, that doesn’t help for negotiating. So there’s a little more pressure on this fight, but I’m pretty sure this fight will be exciting regardless.”
It’s going to be interesting to see how he looks against Belfort and also to see what type of strategy he decides to take. This will be a rematch where Henderson was able to win in their first outing by way of decision. Regardless of the outcome, it seems like Henderson plans to fight a couple more times inside the octagon, which is a treat for the fans, as he can knockout any man if he lands flush.