10 Times Dan Henderson Rocked The MMA World

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It goes without saying that Dan Henderson has had one of the most storied careers in mixed martial arts (MMA) history.

He added yet another chapter to his astonishing track record with a stunning knockout of Hector Lombard 10 days ago (June 4, 2016) at UFC 199. In his post-fight interview, “Hendo” mentioned that he may have just been in his last battle.

If we have indeed seen the last of Henderson, he will leave behind an unassailable legacy. Over the course of a career that began back in 1997, he fought probably the most difficult slate of opponents in the history of the sport. Across three weight classes, from middleweight to heavyweight, Henderson consistently fought the best of the best. He squared off with the likes of both Nogueiras, Vitor Belfort, Wanderlei Silva, Quinton Jackson, Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping, Fedor Emelianenko, Daniel Cormier, Lyoto Machida, and Mauricio Rua.

This list will look back at the accomplishments of a true all-time great and consensus first ballot hall of famer.

  • aNYagenda

    Great list.

    If I recall correctly wasn’t Hendo whopping silvas axx in the first round up until he got caught in the sub?

    A not unfamiliar weakness among old school wrestler based fighters the same as his friend Chael?

    • Canscrubenha

      Hendo never showed much of a weakness when it came to submission defense. He had lapses here and there, but he showcased some amazing resiliency and grit against Big Nog when he was able to stay in his guard and avoid any and all submissions thrown at him.