Dan Henderson knows his career is coming to a close.
Henderson can finally achieve UFC gold Saturday night when he meets Michael Bisping at UFC 204.
“I’ve been focused on the opportunity in front of me in training camp to prepare to beat Michael Bisping and get that belt,” he said, during a recent appearance on UFC Tonight. “I haven’t been emotional. I’ve been focused on what I need to do and get it done.”
A legend in the sport, Henderson has claimed gold at every stop except the UFC. He holds a win over Bisping, having knocked out the middleweight champion back at UFC 100.
“I never count on a knock out. I always want it, but I’m not going out headhunting,” he said. “I’m looking to win each round and make sure I control the fight. I want to beat him up the whole fight and win each round along the way.”