The last couple of years have been tough ones for Dan Henderson, but the 44 year-old legend remains confident he still has one more run in him yet.
Henderson continues to prepare for a June 6th bout with Tim Boetsch, which will mark his second fight at 185, since he returned to the division earlier this year. The decorated fighter elected to make the drop, after he was choked out by Daniel Cormier last May, which at the time, was his fourth loss in five fights.
Well, despite the fact Henderson was stopped by Gegard Mousasi in January, the feared slugger clearly believes he still has some big wins in him yet. Recently Henderson spoke to MMA Junkie.com Radio, and here is some of what he had to say about his plans (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I feel like I’m still capable, and I have one more goal I want to achieve,” Henderson said. “Obviously, I’m a little farther from my goal because I didn’t have the best last couple of years. But my body is doing good, and I want to see how I do at 185. My last fight, I didn’t get that opportunity to see how I feel with the referee stepping in a little on the quick side.”
Well, when you’re blessed with one of the most feared weapons in the sport, yes, the “H-Bomb”, then clearly a lot is possible. But, you have to wonder what the UFC will do, if Henderson loses at UFC Fight Night 68.
Henderson also relayed in the interview that “it’s been tough to come back”, since he injured his knee back in 2012, when he was supposed to challenge Jon Jones.
It’s going to be interested to see how Henderson does against Boetsch. The latter has gone 2-3 in his last five fights, but Boetsch is a pretty dangerous guy in his own right. Just ask Brad Tavares or Yushin Okami.
UFC FN 68 will go down in New Orleans, Louisiana.