After big UFC win, Dan Henderson still not planning on retiring anytime soon

Dan Henderson turns 45 this year. After losing 5 of his last 6 bouts, Hendo turned back the clock once again with a spectacular 28 second knock out against Tim Boetsch on their headlining bout…

By: Anton Tabuena | 9 years
After big UFC win, Dan Henderson still not planning on retiring anytime soon
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Dan Henderson turns 45 this year. After losing 5 of his last 6 bouts, Hendo turned back the clock once again with a spectacular 28 second knock out against Tim Boetsch on their headlining bout. Like what Mark Munoz did in Manila, many felt this would be the perfect way to end a stellar career for the MMA legend. Hendo has other plans though.

“It would (be a great moment to retire with a big win),” Henderson said. “But I guess I will have to do that on the next couple of fights also.”

“It doesn’t matter to me (if my next fight is at middleweight or light heavyweight). I’m just enjoying the sport and that I’m still beating top guys.”

Henderson’s win against the #13 ranked middleweight likely shoots him back up the rankings. It’s certainly an impressive feat, but one can’t help but wonder how long Hendo can keep this up. The former PRIDE and Strikeforce champ certainly doesn’t have much to prove anymore at this stage of his career, but from the look of things, he doesn’t plan on slowing down just yet.

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Anton Tabuena
Anton Tabuena

Anton Tabuena is the Managing Editor for Bloody Elbow. He’s been covering MMA and combat sports since 2009, and has also fought in MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

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