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Dan Henderson Says He Is Dropping Down To Middleweight

Andrew Ravens

Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson is thinking that it’s time for a change and at the age of 43 he is going back to where he has had a ton of success.

According to Hendo’s Muay Thai coach Daniel Woirin, who spoke to MMA Fighting earlier today, Hendo will drop back down to middleweight for the first time since 2010.

The last time he competed at that weight in the UFC, well it was back in 2010 against Michael Bisping at UFC 100 where he knocked out Bisping.

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.

His next fight is unknown at this time, but He is coming off a loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 173.


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