- DAN HENDERSON WILL WIN “BY BAD BEAT DOWN”

July 10, 2009
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
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"By bad beat down."

 

That’s how Dan Henderson put it when asked how he thought he
would win the fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 100 on Saturday night.

 

It may be simplifying things a bit, but it does encapsulate
rather succinctly Henderson’s strategy for the fight.

 

"I’m just gonna go in there
and make him fight me and not just run around the whole time," said the
only Pride champion to hold belts in two weight classes simultaneously.

 

"Just get in his face and stay there," he added.

 

Henderson is not only fighting Bisping – his fellow
Ultimate Fighter coach – at UFC 100, he is also fighting Father Time. But
despite the fight card taking place in Vegas, the
38-year-old is not ready to cash in his chips just yet.

 

"I’m okay with my age; my body feels great," said
Henderson. "There’s still things I definitely need to do in this sport,
such as a couple UFC belts, or at least one before I’m done."

 

He doesn’t get a shot at the belt that he covets on Saturday
night, but a win could put him right back at the head of the line. He has lost
once to current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but Dana White said
at the UFC 100 pre-fight press conference on Thursday that he expects the
winner of the bout between Henderson and Bisping to likely be the next
contender.

 

(Click
here to watch the entire video interview with Dan Henderson and here more about
his thoughts on Bisping, UFC 100, and where he stands in the sport.)

 

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