UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson suffered a second straight Split Decision loss last night at the hands of Rashad Evans. As understandably frustrating as the defeat was, Henderson isn’t harboring any resentment about his recent run of close calls. In fact, compared to his defeat to Lyoto Machida last February, Henderson was downright pleased with the pairing other than the end result.
“He stood there and fought me. He didn’t run away,” said Henderson to Fuel TV after UFC 161. “It was a close fight. I thought I won (but) he kept the pressure on in the third round and never let me get a little breather. He did a great job fighting tonight.”
The 42-year old Henderson also made it clear he had no desire to hang his gloves up simply because he’d stumbled in the scrap.
“Absolutely,” replied Henderson when asked if he planned to continue his career. “I’m just a little more pissed off now than before. More pissed at myself than anyone else. I’ve got no one else to blame.”
Prior to his current slide, Henderson hadn’t lost two consecutive contests in five years. The defeat dropped his overall record to 29-10.
The full interview with Henderson can be seen below: