UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson has been one of the most consistent competitors in MMA for a long time. In fact, before 2012, Henderson had fought at least twice a year since debuting in 1997. However, an injury and unlucky decision to wait for his title-shot beforehand put “Hendo” on the shelf for more than a year and it showed when he fought Lyoto Machida last weekend at UFC 157.
Fortunately, the 42-year old isn’t hanging his gloves up for at least a few more match-ups and, as he revealed at the post-event press conference, he is already itching to get back in the Octagon.
“Obviously I’m bummed out. I wasn’t planning on losing. I’m not by any means done. I still have goals I want to reach in this sport, and I want to fight as soon I can. I’m ready to go in June or July. I didn’t have the best last few months, but I feel a lot better now, and I want to be real active this next year.”
“That much time off is never good. I don’t want that to happen again. I’m getting a little old.”
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