Dan Henderson: I'm not going to retire -- win or lose!

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  1. Fighter123

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    During a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Dan Henderson made it clear that he is going to keep fighting after his bout with Gegard Mousasi: "I'm not going [to retire] -- win or lose, Henderson said. "[And] I'm confident I can get out there and get it done."

    Henderson, 44, is currently ranked No. 9 in the UFC light heavyweight division, and has lost four of his last five light heavyweight bouts (with losses to Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, and Daniel Cormier).

    And now, the fight with Mousasi will be at middleweight, and it appears that Hendo wants to continue fighting at middleweight.

    So, do you think Henderson will fare better at middleweight than at light heavyweight?

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Mixed

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  3. beephin

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    The UFC will fold before Hendo retires from MMA.
     
  4. MajJamil

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    Gonna fight till he's 60
     
  5. Goh

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    He isn't 60 yet? Surely looks it.
     
  6. Luger

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    I wonder which is more likely:
    A) Dan will go out of his last fight in a wheelchair
    B) Dan will go in a wheelchair to his last fight
     
  7. Handawg

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    idk how that works
     
  8. Kanster

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    I predict more KO's in his future.
     
  9. Rex Kwon Do

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    As a Hendo fan: :icon_conf
     
  10. trblesome1

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    Have to wonder if its even about the money anymore
     
  11. Outsider524

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    I guess as long as his chins still hanging in there. And he has the hail Mary power punch. He can fight as long as he wants.

    But it's sad his only hope relies on one power punch anyone with a brain can see coming.
     
  12. mkt

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    Sad. Sounds like job security for a head trauma specialist somewhere down the road, though.
     
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    He should have retired before his recent three fight skid. 2013 was a rough year for Hendo.
     
  14. Huligani

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  15. Hendo101

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    Hendo shouldn't quit. He got dominated by an Olympic wrestler who is a natural HW and got swarmed by a juiced up Belfort. He lost to Lyoto and Rashad by close decisions. He's fought the best at 205 and if an injury didn't occur he would have had a title fight with Bones.

    Hendo is to small to fight at 205. His natural fighting weight is at 185 and I think nobody will rag doll Hendo like DC did at MW. He can make a quick run to the title if he stays healthy and betters his cardio. He could KO any of the top contenders today at 185, including Lyoto if they met again. Hendo has at least 2 solid years left before he's done for good.
     
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    I heard people weigh less as they get older. We might see Henderson vs Henderson at 170. And a few years down the line, perhaps Dan will challenge the champ Conor McGregor for his title.
     
  17. Namek

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    To be fair, those decisions against Machida and Rashad could have gone his way. It's not like much happened in both fights.

    But like Bendo he has gotten so many gift decisions that eventually some will not go your way.
     
  18. BlastbeatPete

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    There's no hurry to retire, he still has a chin.

    Just because he got stopped by Vitor and Cormier don't mean he's done. Both are top 3 guys.
    Losses to Machida and Evans were close decisions, he hasn't had exactly easy competition.
    The way he was getting beat by Shogun before the KO makes me question him more than any of his other four losses in his last five.

    If Dan gets easier fights, he can still beat plenty of guys.
     
  19. CleverNameEh

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    Can he beat the moose though? I'm want to say yes, but i need convincing.
     
  20. Senzo Tanaka

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    It's rough seeing his resume these days considering he's an all time great. Still, 2 of those losses were razor thin decisions and the other two were TRT Vitor and Cormier. Nothing to be ashamed of.

    If Hendo is healthy and wants to keep fighting, I'll keep watching.
     

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