Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Dan
Henderson and MMA apparel brand Clinch Gear recently announced
a plan to help feed needy families on Thanksgiving.
Henderson will face Mauricio
“Shogun” Rua in the main event of UFC
139 this Saturday, and the former two-division Pride Fighting
Championships titlist plans to put his walkout T-shirt to good use.
For every limited edition shirt sold before Nov. 24, the
Henderson-owned clothing line will subsidize the cost of a
Thanksgiving dinner for a family of four at either the Denver
Rescue Mission or the San Diego Rescue Mission.
“With the Thanksgiving holiday just days after my fight, we want to
remind fans that there are a lot of people out there fighting for
more important things than a UFC title,” said Henderson. “There are
so many American families [that] are struggling to pay for basic
necessities, such as food, clothing and shelter, and this is an
opportunity for Clinch Gear and the MMA community to make a
difference this Thanksgiving.”
Available in black or white, Henderson’s walkout T-shirt features
the phrase “Heart and Mind Overcome All,” with “Hendo” highlighted
in red. A separate shirt which will be worn by Henderson’s
cornermen is also available for purchase and will also benefit
needy families on Thanksgiving. The shirts may be purchased at
and select distributors for $29.95 each.
Henderson’s bout with Rua goes down Nov. 19 at HP Pavilion in San
Jose, Calif. Former Pride star Hendo has been on a tear following
his 2010 loss to Jake Shields,
knocking out Renato
Cavalcante and Fedor
Emelianenko in consecutive starts.