Henderson’s showdown with “Shogun” is a fight every MMA fan should see at least once. It was bloody, brutal, and downright beautiful. Each man came close to finishing the other and both had to dig exceptionally deep to survive until the end. Henderson left the Octagon with a triumph in tow, but everyone in attendance and watching on television felt like a winner after witnessing a true classic between two of the top fighters to ever grace the ring.
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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