Only months ago, the Light-Heavyweight division seemed like it was losing a step or two; Jon Jones was running through the division and the competition seemed a little stale. Daniel Cormier dominated a no namer on two weeks’ notice and the division moved along as usual. Then, Dan Henderson punched Mauricio Shogun Rua into a different universe and set in motion a series of events that led us to today, where Cormier and Henderson have agreed to fight. I am excited for this one, folks. In Cormier and Henderson, we have two Olympic caliber wrestlers with dynamite in their hands.
While I fully expect Henderson to lose this fight, there is always that right hand of his. His right hand is absolutely famous for sending men into the abyss or just knocking people unconscious. This is where the fight gets interesting, because Cormier has never really had his chin checked. Could it be made of glass? Could he have an amazing ability to take a punch? I have no idea, but it will be tested by Henderson and Cormier has to be a little nervous for that.
Not only will Henderson test Cormier’s chin, but he will also pose a test to Cormier’s all-around ability. Henderson is a true veteran of the mixed martial arts games having fought for years before Cormier even learned how to punch. He brings excellent fighting intelligence and the knowledge that he can go into deep waters. I think that this will be the best measuring stick for Cormier. If he really wants to make a statement, there is no one better for him to do it against than Henderson.