During the UFC 200 post-fight show, UFC President Dana White revealed that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping would likely be making his first title defense against Dan Henderson. White also revealed that the event would likely be going down in England.
On a recent episode of The Luke Thomas show, Bisping discussed the fight, explaining that the fight will likely go down in October.
Yes, I can confirm. My next fight, I believe, will be be in Manchester in October against Dan Henderson, who used to be ‘Decision’ Dan Henderson until he discovered testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and then he became ‘Knockout’ Dan Henderson and knocks me out.
He was on testosterone replacement therapy, as I said, at the time. I had no idea and here we are, seven years later and he’s still competing in the UFC when TRT was banned. The guy’s an absolute hypocrite. He was manipulating the system. He was cheating. Call it what you will. I’m very happy. I get to get my revenge on even playing field.
Listen, he’s still a formidable opponent, though. He knocked out Tim Boetsch, he knocked out Lombard just recently. The guy can still pack a punch.
Make no mistake: in October, everybody can tune in to see America’s no. 1 bad boy getting knocked the f–k out. Make no mistake about that.
Henderson picked up his last win at UFC 199, the same event where Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight championship. Henderson has since confirmed that a fight with Bisping would be his last fight before retirement, regardless of whether or not he wins.