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Dan Henderson: Not A Day Goes By Where I Don’t Get Thanked For KO’ing Bisping | UFC NEWS


MMA legend, Dan Henderson is one of the greatest fighters in history. His accomplishments are legendary and in this rare interview he discusses a variety of topics with the good guys over at MMAFighting.com

On pulling out of UFC 151:

“It was the first time I’ve ever had to pull out of a fight in 15 years,” said Henderson, who is the only man to simultaneously hold two weight-class titles in a major organization. “So, yeah, it sucked.”

“I was still thinking I was maybe going to be able to go out there and go on, but I hadn’t tested [his knee] in a couple weeks,” Henderson said. “Because everyone, my doctors and physical therapists and everyone told me that heals fast, and you should be able to be good. I stayed off it for 2-3 weeks just doing cross training and really not doing much, and you know, I had to test it out and pretty much everyone in my camp was telling me ‘don’t do it.’ I still wanted to, obviously.”

On Dana White’s reaction:

“He never said a word to me, he was extremely understanding of what happened,” Henderson said. “He obviously had been there before with other fights that had to be canceled, but at the time, this was a week before the fight, this was the worst thing that could happen and at the time I had no idea he was thinking of canceling the fight.”

On facing Machida at UFC 157:

“I’m glad I only have to fight him for three rounds, not five,” said Henderson. “There’s no secrets to what Machida does. The game plan’s to go in there and get the knockout, not let it go to the judges.”

On Michael Bisping:

“Not a day goes by where someone doesn’t thank me for the Bisping knockout,” said Henderson. “I’ve never had any other opponent I ever fought where people were like ‘please beat him up’ and ‘please shut this guy up.’ Usually they compliment me for something I did, not because the other guy is an a——.”

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