After suffering the first knockout loss of his career (and third straight defeat in the Octagon), Henderson was understandably down when interviewed after UFC Fight Night 32. He’s a seasoned competitor and will be back at some point next year, knowing that finishes are part of the game and no man is invincible. However, where his next bout will take place remains to be seen. The UFC is likely to lowball “Hendo” in terms of re-signing him based on past issues with management and his recent stumbles, while Bellator could definitely come in and add another UFC veteran in decline. Ideally, Henderson will be content with the cash he’s made thus far in his career and do what it takes to give one final run at a UFC belt. Frankly, the Bellator title is beneath him while retiring without UFC gold would essentially make him the Dan Marino or Jim Kelly of MMA, i.e. a Hall of Fame stud who couldn’t ever win the big one.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis’ health-related woes to a Hall of Famer calling out a few peers to a quick look at this weekend’s epic lineup for UFC 167. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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