Dan Henderson News

May 18, 2017 7:38 am

VIDEO | UFC Gym President gets H-Bombed by Dan Henderson

While at the UFC Gym Huntington Beach grand opening, UFC Gym President Adam Sedlack went on camera to discuss the importance of staying active as you age. His only error was using former Pride champion and long-time UFC contender Dan Henderson as an example. Mid-way through his comments, Sedlack was interrupted by a jarring Henderson...

Dec 12, 2016 1:25 pm

Luke Rockhold calls out Jon Jones following grappling submission win over Dan Henderson

Jon Jones and Dan Henderson’s grappling match at the Submission Underground 2 event that took place over the weekend may have just started something very interesting. Jones was able to secure an arm-triangle choke on the recently retired MMA legend and forced “Hendo” to submit at 6:39 of the competition. “Dan is so strong, I...

Dec 12, 2016 12:30 pm

Jon Jones calls out Chael Sonnen for grappling match, Sonnen accepts

Way back in the year 2012, light heavyweight legends Jon “Bones” Jones and Dan Henderson were expected to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 151. Unfortunately, “Hendo” was forced out of this proposed bout with an injury, which ultimately resulted in the cancellation of the entire card. In...

Dec 12, 2016 9:22 am

VIDEO | Watch Jon Jones submit Dan Henderson at Submission Underground 2

Jon Jones get Hendo to tap. 6:39 with an arm triangle. #SUG2 pic.twitter.com/c7kwDqgodf — Billy Gates (@GatesOnSports) December 12, 2016 Way back in 2012, light heavyweight great Jon “Bones” Jones was expected to defend the UFC light heavyweight title against former two-division Pride champion Dan Henderson. The fight was supposed to fill the main event...

Dec 11, 2016 7:59 pm

SUG 2 Results: Jon Jones submits Dan Henderson

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones squared off with MMA legend Dan Henderson in the headlining match of tonight’s Submission Underground 2 event in Portland, Oregon. “Bones” was able to mount “Hendo” and then proceeded to secure an arm-triangle choke which forced the former dual-division PRIDE champion to tapout. Following his submission victory, which...

Nov 30, 2016 10:31 am

Dan Henderson fires back at Jon Jones ahead of grappling match

On December 11th, former UFC light heavyweight champion, and pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones will return to competition to compete against former Olympian & MMA legend Dan Henderson at Submission Underground 2. Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time that the pair have been set to compete against one another. Back in 2012, Jones...

Nov 21, 2016 8:21 am

Dan Henderson: Khabib Nurmagomedov would “beat the piss out of” Conor McGregor

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor thumped Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC lightweight title. In doing so, he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions concurrently. Having achieved this history-making win, McGregor’s hype reached new and unprecedented levels, as he...

Oct 22, 2016 7:44 am

Michael Bisping fires back at those who think Dan Henderson won

Earlier this month at UFC 204, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, and MMA legend Dan Henderson stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated rematch, this time for Bisping’s UFC middleweight championship. The fight was an extremely spectacular one, with Henderson showing off the power he possesses in his right hand even at 46 years...

Oct 13, 2016 9:37 am

VIDEO | Dan “Hendo” Henderson Tribute

Mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson retired from the sport this past Saturday in Manchester following his controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 204. In the above tribute video (created by BrattMamley MMA), we take a look back at some of the greatest fights and finishes of Dan Henderson’s...

Oct 12, 2016 7:40 am

Dan Henderson’s Top 5 Career Moments

Last Saturday, in the main event of UFC 204, a 46-year-old Dan Henderson fought the final fight of his MMA career. He did so against an old nemesis in Michael Bisping, with the UFC middleweight crown on the line. Despite a spirited effort, Henderson would come up short on the scorecards, failing to win the belt...

Oct 9, 2016 9:00 am

VIDEO | Dan Henderson’s Backstage Interview

On Saturday night, a 46-year-old Dan Henderson fought his last fight as a professional mixed martial artist. He did so against an old rival in England’s Michael Bisping, with the UFC middleweight title on the line. Though Henderson nearly stopped his foe on punches in the first and second rounds, and found some success with...

Oct 9, 2016 8:16 am

Pro Fighters React to Dan Henderson’s Retirement from MMA

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 204, MMA legend Dan Henderson stepped onto the canvas for a final time. The former Pride and Strikeforce titleholder did so against an old rival in Michael Bisping, in a bout that could have won him the UFC middleweight title. Regrettably, Henderson was not able to...

Oct 5, 2016 3:18 pm

Dan Henderson sends a message to the middleweight division

When it was announced earlier this year that #13 ranked UFC middleweight Dan Henderson would be getting first crack at Michael Bisping and his middleweight championship, there was widespread outrage regarding Bisping cutting the line to get a middleweight title shot. While many MMA fans wanted to see the UFC 100 rematch between Bisping and...

Sep 30, 2016 10:05 am

Dan Henderson responds to Michael Bisping’s ‘cheater’ comments

Leading up to Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping’s UFC 204 showdown on October 8th, Bisping has taken the offensive in the war of words between the two men. When the pair first fought at UFC 100, they did so after coaching opposite one another on ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Team USA vs. Team UK’. At the...

Sep 24, 2016 10:32 am

Dan Henderson won’t hesitate to land controversial shots if he KOs Michael Bisping

Back in 2009, Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping steeped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated middleweight showdown after coaching opposite one another on season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. In the second round of the fight, Henderson picked up what is considered by many to be one of the greatest knockouts of all time...

Sep 20, 2016 6:45 am

Dan Henderson Says He’ll Keep Fighting if the Money is Right

In early June, aging Pride legend Dan Henderson scored a career-revivifying knockout win over former Bellator champ Hector Lombard. Later that same night, England’s Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight title with a shocking knockout defeat of Luke Rockhold. Under normal circumstances, the first shot at Bisping’s title would have gone to a streaking contender...

Aug 9, 2016 8:38 am

Dan Henderson was ready to retire after Hector Lombard win

Back in June, MMA legend Dan Henderson picked up a spectacular highlight reel KO win over former Olympian Hector Lombard. Henderson landed a perfectly placed elbow in the moment that Lombard was trying to land a single leg takedown. After the win, many believed that the 45 year old would retire, however Henderson had other...

Jul 24, 2016 11:12 pm

Dan Henderson: ‘Win or lose I’m ready mentally to retire’

MMA legend Dan Henderson had all the stars align for him at UFC 199. On the main card of UFC 199 leading up to the middleweight title bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping, “Hendo” delivered another signature knockout over the tough contender Hector Lombard. Then, when Bisping shocked the world and knocked Rockhold out...

Jul 9, 2016 11:37 pm

Dana White says Bisping vs. Henderson 2 is definitely next

Newly crowned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will defend his title for the first time in a rematch against Dan Henderson according to UFC president Dana White. White broke the news on FS1 following last night’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. The UFC president added that the organization was targeting Machester for the events...

Jun 17, 2016 9:39 am

VIDEO | Dan Henderson fires back at Michael Bisping

While Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson don’t have a fight set, the battle of the words between the two has been dominating MMA headlines. After Bisping knocked out Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 200, and Henderson knocked out Hector Lombard on the main card, the pair both expressed interest in a rematch...

Jun 16, 2016 12:41 pm

VIDEO | #TBT to Dan Henderson’s first professional MMA fight way back in 1997

MMA legend Dan Henderson is still knocking people out after 19 years of professional mixed martial arts fighting. Wednesday marked “Hendo’s” professional MMA debut anniversary, as he took on Crezio de Souza in the Brazil Open – ’97 on June 15, 1997. Come 45 fights later, the 45-year-old pioneer of the sport is coming off...

Jun 9, 2016 9:07 am

Dan Henderson reportedly wants rematch with Michael Bisping

At UFC 199, Michael Bisping stepped in to fight then-UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold on short notice after Chris Weidman pulled out of the fight with a neck injury just 2-weeks before fight night. Bisping went out and won the fight in the very first round to claim the middleweight championship. Earlier on the card,...