Dan Henderson’s Vitor Belfort Fight Is Last Fight On Contract
The stakes are high for Dan “Hendo” Henderson in his rematch with Vitor Belfort on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil this Saturday Nov. 9.
As reported by Josh Gross, this is the last fight on Henderson’s contract.
Hendo said this is the last fight on his UFC contract. UFC wants to wait to see how he fares before talking terms of a new deal. Big stakes.
— Josh Gross (@JoshGrossESPN) November 4, 2013
Henderson returned to the UFC after a stint in Strikeforce, where he won the light heavyweight championship. He fought Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in a fight of the year match at UFC 139, earning himself a shot at the UFC title. That was not to be, though, as Henderson sustained a knee injury and was forced to withdraw from the scheduled fight against Jon “Bones” Jones.
Since then, Henderson has lost to Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida, both by lackluster split-decisions. Unfortunately for Henderson, he has lost two fights in a row, and if he loses against Belfort, he could have a hard time negotiating a deal with the UFC.
Gross also reported that Henderson was tested every two weeks during his camp by the Brazilian MMA athletic commission, or the Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA). Dan Henderson is on testosterone replacement therapy, and has been since 2007. It is not known whether or not Belfort, who is on testosterone replacement therapy himself, was required to test every two weeks during his camp as well.