Former Pride champion, Strikeforce champion, and current UFC light heavyweight contender, Dan Henderson, has fought 37 times, with 29 wins and eight losses.
At UFC 157 in February, “Hendo” fights Brazilian Lyoto Machida, with the winner getting the next crack at the light heavyweight belt. Win or lose, Dan says he has four more fights before retiring.
In an exclusive interview with Tatame magazine, “Hendo” stated the following:
“I have to fight a couple more years,” said Henderson. “I have at least two more fights ahead of me next year, so I guess that would make at least two more fights after that.”
Hendo had previously stated that the one purpose of his return to the UFC was for the UFC belt, as it would be one of the few remaining for his collection. Today, however, he says the goal has changed a bit and to succeed he does not have to retire with the title.
“My goal is not the UFC belt, it is to keep winning,” he said. “The belt is a motivation, it is something I want because I think I can win, but it isn’t everything.”