Dana White gives update on Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson fight

June 22, 2016 9:54 am by Evan Bell
Dan Henderson

UFC 199 was undoubtably an incredible night of fights. On the main card, Dan Henderson mounted an incredible comeback and knocked out Hector Lombard in the 2nd round with a vicious elbow. In the main event, Michael Bisping knocked out Luke Rockhold on just 2 weeks notice to claim the UFC middleweight championship.

Following the event, there was much talk of a potential Bisping vs. Henderson rematch for the middleweight championship, with Bisping hoping to avenge his UFC 100 loss. While Henderson is not a top ranked middleweight, and is just 2-3 in his last 5 fights, the fight has received quite a bit of attention from fans.

On UFC Unfiltered, Dana white spoke about the possibility of the fight:

“I know a lot of people want to see that fight, but there’s so many guys that we would have to jump over to do that fight,” White told hosts Matt Serra and Jim Norton. “But most of them are hurt. ‘Jacare’ is hurt, Weidman’s hurt, Rockhold just lost. So I wouldn’t rule it out.

“At 45 years old for Dan Henderson to still be doing what he’s doing, and then to go in: I knew, it’s funny going into (UFC) 199, no one was talking about that fight with him and Hector Lombard, but I thought that was probably going to end up being the ‘Fight of the Night.’ Both guys who can end a fight with one punch, just blasting away at each other, it was awesome.”

“He’s saying win, lose or draw, if he fought Bisping in a title fight he would retire,” White said. “But if wins the belt I highly doubt he would retire. I don’t know it’s a tough one. I’ve questioned over the last year whether Henderson should still be fighting at 45, but it’s hard to deny the guy when he’s taking people out the way that he is.”

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