Though Henderson may be mixing it up with Belfort tonight at UFC Fight Night 32, the two have crossed paths before under the PRIDE banner. In truth, it wasn’t a classic but rather a somewhat sloppy scrap seeing Henderson emerge with his hand raised due to a decision. That being said, Henderson’s chin came through again despite Belfort’s best attempts to land powerful shots, and it should also be pointed out “The Phenom” tested positive for PEDs after the outing. Beating Belfort is impressive in itself – beating a juiced up Belfort is on another level entirely.
UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson is as iconic as competitors come in Mixed Martial Arts. From his facial features to fighting style, “Hendo” is instantly recognizable and holds a place among the all-time greats as a man who has found consistent success for more than 15 years including titles in multiple organizations. In fact, while these countdowns tend to feature a Top 5 format, the 43-year old Henderson’s run in the ring has been so impressive he’s merited an extra five slots. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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