The 41-year-old with more acclaims than you have excuses. Dan Henderson is still in hopes of an upcoming title shot against the winner of Jones vs. Evans to clinch the only title to elude him in his illustrious career. Henderson recently commented on his time left in the fight game as he considers signing a new UFC contract in the near future.
I’ve got three more fights on my deal, and I’ll probably sign one more deal after that. So two or three more years [left],” said Henderson.
“I definitely won’t be as old as Randy [Couture] when I retire!”
Despite crossing the dreaded 40-year-mark, Henderson has accomplished even more late in his career, becoming the Strikeforce LHW champ and finishing the former pound-for-pound best heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. Not to mention putting on the instant classic five round war we’ve recently witnessed between himself and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. Henderson gives credit of his victories to ‘smarter training’ in the gym.
I’ve changed my training, I’m smarter with my training. I’m also smarter with my positioning and techniques,” he said. “I know what works and what doesn’t. And I’m still learning from those at my gym. “
“I guess others lose motivation but my I know my time is limited and I want to make the most of it.“