Dan Henderson willing to repeat controversial second punch after knocking out Michael Bisping in UFC 204 rematch
When Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping first visited war at UFC 100 way back in 2009, “Hendo” ended their middleweight contest — which concluded their run as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 — via devastating H-bomb.
Bisping was stiff like a board once he hit the canvas; however, Henderson followed it down with a flying forearm, “just to seal him up slightly,” which drew an affordable share of criticism.
And he’ll perform repeatedly if the situation necessitates it, in accordance with his conversation with Champions.co:
“It’s most likely. I did it before I fought him, against Wanderlei (Silva) and perhaps one or two other guys, to make sure they’re done. It’s the quickest way I know how to acquire from point A to point out B, to jump with them. I’ll absolutely finish up which has a punch or two if I knock him down, to ensure that the fight has finished. There is no ill will there, you understand. I don’t wish him any permanent harm or anything, I just want to ensure that that I win the struggle.”
If he does, that will make him UFC middleweight champion.
That’s because Bisping captured the crown inside a surprise performance at UFC 199 in June, one which saw “The Count” strip the strap from Luke Rockhold through bookie-busting knockout.
History may repeat itself at UFC 204 later in Manchester, and can the highlight-reel finish participate in champion, or challenger?
We’ll discover in roughly a fortnight.