Dan Henderson's Blogs

  • Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week By: Jeff Sherwood

    Will Dan Henderson lock up another title shot at UFC 175? | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Dan Henderson wants one last shot at an Ultimate Fighting Championship belt, and it appears as though he will need to get through Daniel Cormier to receive it.

    Henderson is slated to meet Cormier in a light heavyweight title eliminator at UFC 175 on July 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The winner will reportedly earn a crack at the 205-pound championship Jon Jones will defend against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 on April 26.

    A former two-division Pride Fighting Championships titleholder and two-time Olympian, Henderson last appeared at UFC Fight Night 39 on March 23, when he stopped Mauricio Rua with a sweeping right hook to the face and follow-up ground strikes at Nelio Dias Gymnasium in Natal, Brazil. The victory halted a three-fight losing streak for the beloved 43-year-old and made him the first man ever to defeat “Shogun” twice. Henderson has fought for UFC gold on two previous occasions, losing to Quinton Jackson in September 2007 and Anderson Silva in March 2008. He turns 44 in August.

    Cormier, meanwhile, made his light heavyweight debut at UFC 170 in February, when he needed a little more than a minute to take care of Patrick Cummins -- a short-notice replacement for the injured Rashad Evans. The 35-year-old American Kickboxing Academy representative had gone 13-0 as a heavyweight but elected to drop to 205 pounds because of his ties to training partner and current UFC champion Cain Velasquez.

    Items of interest on the Sherdog.net forums this week:

    PROCESS OF ELIMINATION


    STAMP OF APPROVAL


    LUCKY OR GOOD?


    FULL DISCLOSURE


    PPV PECKING ORDER


    Reader comments are active below.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 – Prelims From Natal, Brazil.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 11: Undefeated Fighters battle for a spot in the final.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: The Voice Versus
    Tito Ortiz discusses being kicked off the reality show and his relationship with Jenna Jameson.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 334 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten interview Eddie Bravo; Ron Kruck talks to Rousimar Palhares.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Live
    Bellator MMA Live 1005

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Lion Fight 14
    Cristiane Justino fights Jorina Baars for the women's welterweight title; Gregory Choplin meets Marco Pique; live from Las Vegas.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 2 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 – Prelims From Natal, Brazil.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II From Las Vegas.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 168: Heated rivals Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate rematch in one of the most exciting fights in the women's bantamweight division.

    9:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 11: Undefeated Fighters battle for a spot in the final.

    11:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars MMA stars showcase their skills.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson From Winnipeg.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    UFC Stars MMA stars showcase their skills.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 10: With Friends Like These Teammates battle in a bout of courage and betrayal.

    7:30 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 2 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson 2 From Natal, Brazil.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 1 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 21: Part 2 From Eastside Cannery Row and Casino in Las Vegas.

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  • UFC Fight Night 39: The Forum Threads By: Jeff Sherwood

    Dan Henderson added to his highlight reel at UFC Fight Night 39. | Photo: Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com



    Dan Henderson left no room for debate this time.

    The 43-year-old former two-division Pride Fighting Championships titleholder put away Mauricio Rua with a right hook to the face and subsequent ground strikes in the POST-FIGHT BANTER

    DESTINED FOR DISASTER

    BAD BREAK

    HEAD SHOTS

    WELL DONE

    GAUGING INTEREST


    Reader comments are active following the jump.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    6:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: UFC Ultimate Knockouts


    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 139: Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson Inside the training for this classic match.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 161: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson From Winnipeg.

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  • Damon Martin Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen





    Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Fox Sports MMA writer Damon Martin.

    Before their rematch two-and-a-half years in the making in Natal, Brazil, Breen and Martin review the careers and legacies of Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The two recall the first contest, the surprise classic that emerged, what it means for both fighters legacies, how narratives around “Hendo” and Shogun have changed over the last 10 years, what a win would mean for either man at this point and whether or not there's interesting opponents left for them in the Octagon.

    Breen and Martin also discuss whether Henderson's career would've been different without attempting to make middleweight, Rua's knee injuries, the surprising current success of Quinton Jackson, the underrated nature of the Henderson-”Rampage” UFC title fight and much, much more.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

    Follow the jump for reader comments and download link.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Saturday



    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 9: Déjà vu In this special edition, we revisit action from the Octagon and drama from the house in a look back on the first eight episodes.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights: UFC 171 Prelims
    Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer; Jim Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez; Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington; Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum. From Dallas. (Card subject to change)

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Prelims
    Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer; Jimy Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez; Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington; Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum. From Dallas. (Card subject to change)

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia
    Recap Show

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga, Review From Key Arena in Seattle.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments 112
    Daniel Straus vs. Pat Curran; Joe Riggs vs. Sam Oropeza. From Hammond, Ind.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 332 Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck discuss UFC 171; guests Dan Henderson and Leonard Garcia.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Hip Show - Arena Combat Two-on-two fighting.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 332 Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck discuss UFC 171; guests Dan Henderson and Leonard Garcia.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 9: Déjà vu In this special edition, we revisit action from the Octagon and drama from the house in a look back on the first eight episodes.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 8: Rattle Them Bones In the final match-up of the preliminaries, Aussie striker Vik Grujic takes on Canadian Luke Harris.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II From Las Vegas.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephen Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

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