After losing four of his last five bouts, Dan Henderson has announced that he is going to move back down to the UFC’s middleweight division.
It’s been five years since he last fought at 185lbs in the Octagon, and it proved to be a fight that would live long in the memory as it saw him produce one of the most famous knockouts in MMA history against Michael Bisping at UFC 100.
Henderson left the UFC for Strikeforce after that, and after losing out by decision in a title fight with Jake Shields at 185lbs, Henderson then opted to move up to light-heavyweight where he would go on to become the divisions champion and even beat Fedor Emelianenko in a heavyweight bout.
He’s found life tougher since returning to the UFC though, and at the age of 43 dropping back down to the division he’s spent much of his career at could be the final roll of the dice to fend off retirement a little longer.
It’s not a move that Hendo is likely to relish though as in recent years he’s been reluctant to drop down in weight as it’s tougher to do so the older you get.
As for when he plans to return to the Octagon, the word is he’s currently targeting a fight at the end of the year, by which point he’ll be 44 years old.