Dan Henderson is fresh off a TKO loss to Vitor Belfort this past Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ and while the loss was a controversial one, at 45 years old many believe it is time for Hendo to retire.
Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier discussed the situation on UFC Tonight.
Florian pointed to the damage Henderson sustained in his last few fights:
“I don’t think there’s any shame in losing to a guy like Vitor Belfort, but Dan Henderson has to start thinking about retiring at this point because he’s taken a lot of damage, especially if you look at the last several fights he’s had in the UFC. He’s been fighting some tough guys, and yes he’s had some wins and won by knockout, but I would like to see him transition. Maybe get a job with the UFC or something.”
Cormier on the other hand pointed out how Henderson’s reflexes and chin are fading:
“In Dan’s mind he was going to actually take his time before he attacked Vitor, but then Vitor actually threw the head kick. It wasn’t set off any punches or anything. The chin, the reflexes – it might be time for him to hang it up.”