Michael Bisping has repeatedly argued that Dan Henderson was cheating when the legend KO’d him in 2009, and the new middleweight champ says “Hendo” will be using PEDs when they fight again…
The promotion has yet to officially announce a date and venue for Bisping – Henderson II, but according to reports, the bout is expected to take place on October 8th at UFC 204 in Manchester, England. The fight has come about following Bisping’s thrilling, KO win over Luke Rockhold in June, which handed him the 185 title.
Henderson also bombed out Hector Lombard that same night, and following the event, fans starting campaigning for the promotion to hand the 45 year-old wonder a title shot. The promotion listened.
Henderson, who received testosterone-replacement-therapy exemptions in the past, has said that he intends to retire after he faces Bisping, win or lose. The latter reportedly made these comments about Henderson, during a recent episode of “The Countdown With Michael Bisping” (quotes via MMA Fighting.com):
“Let me tell you this, lightning does not strike twice. It struck once the first time, it will not strike twice. There will be no TRT, no drugs, no steroids, no performance-enhancing drugs. Dan Henderson I challenge you to announce to me at the press conference that you will not take any performance-enhancing drugs, that if USADA show up on any day, any time they can test you, because I think he’s gonna cheat. I think he’s gonna go out there and have some sneaky PEDs because he’s gonna think, ‘Well screw it. If I get suspended, so what? I’m retiring anyway.’
So, ya. If you’re a big time, Henderson fan, then I’m guessing these comments aren’t sitting too well right?
All the TRT talk aside, it’s going to be fascinating to see what unfolds. Can Henderson close out his storied career as a UFC champ?