Dan Henderson’s suffered losses before in his career.
Until Saturday night, “Hendo” had never been stopped via knockout or TKO, though.
That changed when Vitor Belfort delivered a kick to Henderson’s head, earning “The Phenom” a first round knockout at UFC Fight Night 32 from Brazil.
“With the support of my camp, the Blackzilians, my wife and three kids….dad did this for you,” Belfort said.
As for what could be next after finishing Henderson, Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping all via head-kick KO, well, Belfort wants a title shot.
“Dana (White) already proclaimed (him the No. 1 contender),” he said.
UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will defend his title in December against Anderson Silva, and White did state that if Belfort topped Henderson, he would hold on to his top contender status.
The loss for Henderson was the last on his UFC contract and the first knockout defeat in 40 career fights.