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Daniel Cormier Chokes Out Dan Henderson At UFC 173

Andrew Ravens

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This was not your typical Dan Henderson fight, Daniel Cormier straight out through Hendo around. Some of the most impressive slams you will ever see in  MMA. This is one of or if not the most dominating fights that Hendo has been in. He did almost little to no damage in this fight. Cormier proved in this fight that he is one of the top Light Heavyweights in the world right now. Cormier gets his back, locks in the rear naked choke and Hendo goes out to win this fight. Cormier is on his way to a title shot very soon, on the other hand, Hendo has a lot of questions to answer.

Daniel Cormier (14-0) has six knockouts, three submissions and five decision victories in his MMA career. In his last five fights he has beaten the top names that MMA has to offer. He beat Josh Barnett via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Barnett vs. Cormier on May / 19 / 2012 and Dion Staring via TKO at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013. He made his UFC return against Frank Mir and won the fight via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013. He then beat Roy Nelson via unanimous decision at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013 and in his last fight he knocked out Patrick Cummins at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014.

Cormier made it very clear, he wants Jon Jones. He called him out in the post fight and Jones is set to face Alexander Gusaftson so he will have to wait on the winner of that fight.

Dan Henderson (30-11) has 14 knockouts, 2 submissions and 14 decision victories while he has been knocked out once, submitted three times and lost by decision seven times. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a three fight winning streak with wins over Renato Sobral, Rafael Cavalcante and Fedor Emelianenko, all in Strikeforce. He made his UFC debut against Mauricio Rua which he won via unanimous decision at UFC 139 – Shogun vs. Henderson on Nov / 19 / 2011. He lost his next three straight fights, losing to Lyoto Machida via split decision at UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb / 23 / 2013, Rashad Evans via split decision at UFC 161 – Evans vs. Henderson on Jun / 15 / 2013 and then against Vitor Belfort via KO at UFC Fight Night – Belfort vs. Henderson on Nov / 09 / 2013. In their rematch he once again beat Mauricio Rua via TKO at UFC Fight Night – Shogun vs. Henderson 2 on Mar / 23 / 2014 in his last fight.

With retirement questions surrounding Hendo, does he think he will retire? Well, no. He thinks he might drop down to middleweight, but defiantly is going to continue to fight. “I’m not done yet. I’m still going to compete. I love this sport, and I absolutely love the support you guys give me.” We will have more at the post fight presser.


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