Dan Henderson Says He'll Prove He's Not Too Old for MMA at UFC 173
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.23.2014
He still has goals to achieve....
Dan Henderson spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 173. Check out the highlights:
On wanting to get a title shot: "I'm not here only to entertain. I can't remember the last time I had an easy opponent. That's just what I expect, though. I have goals that I want to achieve, and I can only do that by beating the top guys."
On competing at his age: "I just feel like I know what I'm capable of doing and how I match up against certain guys, and my body feels great right now. People can say I'm too old, but I think this fight will be a true test to kind of put that whole way of thinking to rest."
Tarec Saffiedine on Henderson's goal: "Dan has the type of mind where, if he's decided that's what he wants, I think he's not going to stop until he gets a shot at that UFC belt. It's the only belt he doesn't have, and he wants it. He feels like he has some unfinished business with Jon Jones."
Michelle Ould on Henderson's age: "You'll hear him say, ‘Oh, my old ribs,' and he'll adjust his program because of it, but he doesn't let it affect him. Sometimes you'll see him in the gym and get a little worried before his fights, but then he goes out there and gets it done. His coaches will tell you, even after working with him for 15 years, he still surprises you."