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How good was Dan Henderson?

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  1. Yrat Purple Belt

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    Dan Henderson was very small light heavyweight and somehow he ko:d Wanderlei and tko:d Fedor.

    Also has noteable wins over Bisping, Vitor, Shogun, Nakamura, Kondo.

    It's to bad he lost against Misaki in a rematch back in 2006 because I am pretty sure he would have finished Paolo Filho or Dennis Kang.

    At the ago of 46 he fought his last fight in a title fight in Ufc.. One of the most humble fighter in Ufc history, not so much a thrashtalker, could deliver great ko for being a wrestler. He did not got that legacy like Randy Couture.

    So., how good was he?
     
  2. Muaythaibrit Yellow Belt

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    Legend. Pretty one dimensional but very effective and always exciting to watch. Incredible resume.

    Strikeforce LHW champ
    Pride MW and WW champ
     
  3. Leinster Rugby Black Belt

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    Not a very complete fighter in that he had a limited arsenal but nonetheless a very good one.
     
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  4. Thepaintbucket Gold Belt

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    Peaked in his fight with rampage. Used to be known as decision Dan back in the day but he was always highly respected.

    His 2nd half of his career was just him just trying to catch people with his h bomb.Looked terrible in his fight with DC and bisping 2. Kinda glad he never fought prime Jon Jones.

    Later in his career I know he had knee injuries and people speculated neck and back problems too that's why he opted to wrestle for throwing down

    You gotta remember he was already pretty worn out by the time he joined the UFC and in his strike force/return to the UFC phase Henderson was old

    Good wrestler, iron chin, decent cardio and power in his hands, he would have given a lot of people problems in any era in his prime
     
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  5. The Talent I'm a great listener

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    Legendary. The guy finished fights in spectacular fashion. I really miss watching him.
     
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    Legend.
     
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  8. Dan Torrance Brown Belt

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    he wasn't a normal human being.

    His right hand and chin are qualities you just can't train for.
     
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    He was Dan
     
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    Fringe top 10 all time.
     
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  11. RemyR Red Belt Platinum Member

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    He good
     
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    P4P the hardest hitting dude, OG champ champ, arguably won the MW title at 45 years old. Definitely top 10 of all time. However, not really likeable imo.
     
  13. Melas Chasma Silver Belt

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    He definitely isn't one of the most humble fighters in UFC history, that Fedor win was a clear KO, and his legacy is greater than Couture's.
     
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    Good. never the best at either of his weight classes though.
     
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  15. SHAZAM Banned Banned

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    Not that good. His career magically took off first fight on TRT. Then he got KTFO when TRT got banned. Same with Chael and Vitor. So real question here is: how good was TRT when abused?
     
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  16. Big Tuppy Hole Gold Belt

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    Rings champion
    Ufc tournament champion
     
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    Oh and guy was anything but humble.
     
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    One of the greatest of all time. His resume is insane
     
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    Really impressive that dan competed at the highest level well into his 40's. Most men start to decline a noticeable amount around at 34 or 35 and continue to do so until 40 where then there is a drastic drop off. So we really never got to see Dan in the UFC while in his true prime. I honestly have not watched too many of his pride fights but his record then speaks for itself.
     
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    Hendo doesn't get nearly enough respect. 20 year career and fought literally everybody. Did it all with no scandals, no drama, no ducking, and no bullshit. Best KO of all time (Bisping) and Best FIGHT of all time (Shogun). I'm actually getting angry now the more I'm thinking about how much we don't talk about just how good he was. Legend.
     

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