Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson’s knee is healthy and he’s focused solely on Lyoto Machida.

Henderson is on a four-fight win streak.  He defeated Maurico “Shogun” Rua in his last outing at UFC 139 in November 2011.  The bout won Fight of the Night on the card and Fight of the Year honors for 2011.

A knee injury sidelined him in 2012, but Henderson says the knee is healthy and he’s ready to go.

Henderson’s knee injury cost him a title fight with Jon Jones at UFC 151.  He now co-headlines UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim against former titleholder Machida.

“It just was very unstable. I didn’t need surgery, but I probably prolonged it a little bit and tried to get in and train on it and do things on it which may or may not of made the healing process a little slower, but I know that it’s good now and I’m able to go 100-percent,” said Henderson about his knee on a media conference call promoting the event.

The winner could be next in line for a title shot, but Henderson isn’t looking that far ahead.

“Well, just like any fight nowadays, there’s a lot on the line and it’s definitely going to be a huge challenge and I’m not really even looking past it. This fight, I just want to make sure that my game plan is there and my mind is in this fight and we’ll see what happens after that,” said Henderson.

The winner may get to fight the winner of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, who fight on April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.  Machida believes the winner would have earned it, but Alexander Gustafsson could be in line if he defeats Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel TV 9 on April 6 in Stockholm, Sweden.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson 3: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 22 days ago

Two rivals square off in the middleweight main event of UFC Fight Night 77 on Saturday when old lions Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson clash. No. 4-ranked middleweight Belfort returned from a long lay read news >>

UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 Video Preview

  • 22 days ago

Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort are even at one win apiece in their head-to-head battles. On Saturday, they aim to settle the score once and for all. read news >>

Dan Henderson Video: When You Find a Drunk Guy Passed Out on Your Couch

  • 22 days ago

Vitor Belfort must really be going to desperate lengths to get into Dan Henderson's head en route to their UFC Fight Night 77 headlining trilogy bout on Saturday. read news >>

UFC headliner Dan Henderson finds 'passed-out drunk' guy in hotel room

  • 22 days ago

If Dan Henderson is trying to cut out distractions ahead of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 77 headliner, his hotel isn’t doing him any favors.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Co-Main Event Podcast: Download episode No. 177 with Ben Fowlkes, Chad Dundas

  • 23 days ago

Episode No. 177 of the Co-Main Event Podcast now is available for streaming and download. This week, the guys discuss Vitor Belfort-Dan Henderson, Jon Jones’ Twitter beef with Daniel Cormier, Bellato read news >>

Finally Healthy, Abel Trujillo is Fight Ready

  • 24 days ago

Abel Trujillo can’t pinpoint the exact details surrounding the day when he was given the green light to compete again after suffering a broken arm earlier this year, but suffice to say, he was more t read news >>

UFC Fight Night 77 headliner Dan Henderson: The underdog to end all underdogs

  • 23 days ago

Going into Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 77 main event against Vitor Belfort in Brazil, Dan Henderson will fight as an underdog for the 10th straight time. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Vitor Belfort Video: Defends Controversial UFC 152 Drug Tests, Talks Dan Henderson

  • 24 days ago

Vitor Belfort discusses the controversial drug tests surrounding UFC 152, his upcoming trilogy bout with Dan Henderson, and his recent meeting with Dr. Ben Carson. read news >>

Watch Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort in their first meeting at PRIDE 32 in 2006

  • 25 days ago

A week from today, Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson go to battle in a rare trilogy bout with their series knotted at one win apiece. Before that, though, check out their first meeting in PRIDE in 2006 read news >>

Blast From the Past: Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort Pride 32 Free Fight Video

  • 25 days ago

Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort met for the first time at PRIDE 32: The Real Deal. Relive their epic match-up to get ready for their grudge match at Fight Night 77. read news >>