Jun 15, 2013; Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Dan Henderson after his split-decision loss to Rashad Evans (not pictured) during their Light Heavyweight bout at UFC 161 at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Henderson won't think about retirement for two more years


Jun 15, 2013; Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Dan Henderson after his split-decision loss to Rashad Evans (not pictured) during their Light Heavyweight bout at UFC 161 at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Henderson is a living legend in mixed martial arts and one of the top fighters currently in the UFC. However, while he prepares for an upcoming fight this weekend against Vitor Belfort, Henderson has many wondering about when he will decide to retire.

Henderson is currently 43 years old, so the retirement discussion is understandable, but it appears that he will not be considering leaving the sport anytime soon.

In fact, Henderson believes he has at least two more years before those talks should begin.

“I’ve never, ever said I was going to stop fighting,” said Henderson. “Win or lose, I’m still going to fight.”

“I feel great, and for me that’s a big part of being able to perform well is how I feel. I feel great for this fight.

“I feel good and I know I’m able to compete with the top guys in the sport. I’m thinking it will be at least two years before I talk about retiring.”

“[My goal is] try to be the best guy out there, which means getting a belt or having a title shot. Those are the goals and that’s what I’m striving toward achieving.”

If Henderson does last two more years and remains at a high level, it will be a treat to all of us that love watching him fight.

Of course, those TRT talks will loom as he continues to get older, but as long as he can perform in the cage people will continue to look past that.

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