Archive: Dan Henderson

May 12, 2014 12:43 pm

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Extended Preview

UFC 173 is sure to excite as Renan Barao puts his dominant streak on the line against TJ Dillashaw, Daniel Cormier tries to earn a title shot with a win over Dan Henderson, and heavy hitters Jake Ellenberger and Robbie Lawler go to war!

May 6, 2014 10:37 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Preview

Owner of a remarkable 35-fight unbeaten streak, Renan Barao will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line when he faces talented contender TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC 173 on May 24th. Plus, Daniel Cormier defends his perfect record against light heavyweight legend Dan Henderson, and welterweight knockout artists Robbie Lawler and...

Apr 29, 2014 8:16 pm

D.C. Says He’s Waiting On Jon Jones Title Fight

“I’ve waited long enough. This will be my fifth top-10 win, and I’m not fighting anyone else. I’m going to sit and wait and get better, and I’m going to wait to fight Jon Jones. If it took nine months, I’d wait nine months. It’s time for me to fight for the belt. It’s not...

Apr 29, 2014 1:20 pm

Lawler & Ellenberger Put Through Enhanced Drug Testing By NSAC

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has opted to exercise their rights to put UFC 173 competitors, Robbie Lawler and Jake Ellenberger through an enhanced drug testing program. ESPN recently broke the news. According to the NSAC, both fighters will undergo a series of testing in the lead up to their UFC 173 bout, including, urine,...

Apr 29, 2014 10:45 am

Hendo Doesn’t Plan To Wrestle, Wants To Test D.C.’s Chin

“Obviously I was hoping to not fight him, as well, I respect him. He’s a wrestler and he represents the sport really well and I’m a fan of his. It’s never somebody that you want to beat up in that way, but, we both have the same goals and sometimes we have to compete against...

Apr 15, 2014 10:06 am

Hendo Confident Without TRT

While MMA legend Dan Henderson is coming off of a spectacular knockout win over Shogun Rua, he’s also preparing to come off of TRT. Since the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned the used of TRT in combat sports, a few fighters have had to make a quick decision about whether to continue and find an...

Apr 2, 2014 8:04 pm

Cormier/Hendo Winner To Get UFC Title Shot

A rumored bout between Dan Henderson and Daniel Cormier could have serious title implications. While the bout remains unannounced, several insiders point to it being nearly official and planned for UFC 175 in July. A hot topic on tonight’s UFC Tonight, on FOX Sports 1, Host Kenny Florian, touched on the subject, “It’s a tough...

Apr 2, 2014 9:48 am

UFC Fight Night 38 – All Drug Tests Come Back Clean

All 22 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 38 have had their drug tests come back clean. This would obviously include Dan Henderson, a fighter who will be the last of his kind – the last man to be granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for the use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), both in the...

Mar 31, 2014 6:13 pm

Cormier vs. Henderson May Be In the Works for UFC 175

The rumor mill has been turning recently about changes to the card for UFC 175. Undefeated Daniel Cormier was originally said to be matched up with Rafael Cavalcante or Ryan Bader, according to an earlier report on BJPENN.COM. However, undisclosed sources have said that the chance to fight Cormier has now been given to veteran...

Mar 27, 2014 6:32 pm

Sonnen: ‘Maybe Hendo Was Drinking When He Called Out Machida’

…and not because he wouldn’t take the fight. “He was probably riding high after his victory. When we interviewed him after the fight, he said he was going out to celebrate. Then, he posted some photos of him with cervezas”, Sonnen said with a grin. “He probably tweeted out that challenge then, not realizing that he’d have...

Mar 27, 2014 2:14 pm

Researchers Say Brain Trauma Occurs in 30% of MMA Fights

A Canadian study revealed information that could take athlete safety inside the octagon to the next level. The American Journal of Sports Medicine recently published a study that critiques how safe the sport of MMA really is. The study revealed that mixed martial arts fighters suffer a traumatic brain injury in three of every ten...

Mar 26, 2014 9:38 am

Updated BJPENN.COM MMA Rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw the rematch of Shogun vs. Henderson where Dan Henderson overcame being rocked in the first round to Shogun Rua out in the second round, snapping his 3 fight losing streak. Below are the changes made to our rankings, and as always head on over to the rankings...

Mar 26, 2014 6:19 am

Fabio Maldonado Seeking Dream Fight Against Dan Henderson

After an impressive and action-packed fight that brought a unanimous decision win against Gian Villante, UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado has taken to social media to request his dream fight. Maldonado, currently on a three fight win streak, asked Dana White and the UFC for the chance to fight UFC legend Dan Henderson. Thank all...

Mar 26, 2014 6:10 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Further Explains How Jon Jones Is Avoiding Him

“If I look at Jones’ perspective I don’t think that’s strange, because he tries to avoid me. Everyone can see that. I can see that. He does what it takes to not fight me. For myself, it doesn’t make any sense. I think DC is a great fighter. I respect him and I think he’s...

Mar 25, 2014 6:12 am

Dan Henderson Wants To Step In Against Lyoto Machida At UFC 173

Well…. that escalated quickly. Fresh off of his TKO win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 39 this weekend, “Hendo” has suggested that he take Weidman’s place in the main event at UFC 173. Now, we obviously know that the Lyoto vs. Weidman fight has been pushed back to July… but how many...

Mar 24, 2014 11:00 am

Jon Jones On Hendo’s Win: ‘Oh Give Me A Break’

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, is notoriously becoming a twitter re-thinker. He posts statuses, then deletes them. Such is the case with his post-UFC Fight Night 38 reaction when an inquiring fan thought Hendo vs. Jones made sense. Here’s Jon’s reaction:

Mar 23, 2014 7:23 pm

UFC Fight Night 38 Bonus Report: Rua, Henderson and Pepey Take Home Extra $50,000

Fight of the Night: Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson We were treated to another light-heavyweight classic by these two men. Shogun Rua was in control of the action in rounds one and two and everybody thought it was only a matter of time before Dan Henderson couldn’t intelligently defend himself anymore. Rua dropped Henderson in...

Mar 20, 2014 9:59 am

Hendo: Brazilian fans say I’m going to die

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson earned “Fight of the Year” honors back in 2011, for their 5-round war that took place at UFC 139 in San Jose, California. After 25-minutes of non-stop action, Hendo got the judges nod in what many people deem to be the greatest fight in mixed martial arts history. Since losing...

Mar 2, 2014 5:37 pm

UFC Fight Night 38 official with 12 bouts

The UFC returns to Brazil later this month for ‘UFC Fight Night 38,’ a fight card headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The event takes place March 23 live from the Nelio Dias Gymnasium in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The ‘UFC Fight Night 38’ event is now official with the following 12 bouts: FOX...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

Feb 25, 2014 6:13 am

All Fighters Return Clean Drug Tests For UFC Fight Night 36

The Brazilian Athletic Commission (Comissao Athletica Brasileira) announced on Monday that all UFC Fight Night 36 combatants were tested for performance-enhancing drugs, and that all 24 came back clean. UFC Fight Night 36 took place on February 15th, and emanated out of the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, in (obviously) Brazil. Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi headlined the card, which saw Lyoto pick up a decision win over...

Feb 10, 2014 10:10 am

Vitor Belfort: Chris Weidman winning ‘Fighter of the Year’ was embarrassing

The UFC’s middleweight number 1 contender, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort, was not at all impressed to hear that Chris Weidman had won the “World MMA Awards” coveted “Fighter of the year” award, calling the decision ’embarrassing.’ His words (via Combate): “It was embarrassing,” Belfort stated. “Not that it should’ve been me, but winning the award...

Feb 4, 2014 8:20 pm

PHOTO | Hendo and Shogun Staredown in Brazil

As part of a promotional tour for their upcoming fight, Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua took some pictures on a beach in Natal, Brazil. The two will throw down again during the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 38, which takes place on March 23rd, in the aforementioned Natal. The card also features notable...

Feb 4, 2014 12:36 pm

UFC Fight Night 38: Nine Fights Confirmed

Nine fights have been confirmed for UFC Fight Night 38.  The March 23 card will headline the rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson.     By Christopher Murphy | Twitter UFC officials Monday confirmed nine bouts for the UFC Fight Night 38 card, which will take place on March 23 at the Ginasio...

Jan 23, 2014 12:45 pm

NSAC Says Belfort License No Problem, But TRT Could Be

With a UFC Middleweight title fight on the horizon, it seems as though Vitor Belfort will attempt to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption for his upcoming fight against Chris Weidman in Las Vegas. And while he should have no issues in applying for a license in Las Vegas despite a previously failed drug test,...