After serving up an H-Bomb to Tim Boetsch on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 68, Dan Henderson (pictured) now has the opportunity to do something most aging fighters don’t – he can leave the game on a winning note.
However, that’s not the 44-year-old’s intentions. After fending off Father Time once again to avoid his third straight loss, Henderson is committed to fulfilling the final two bouts on his UFC contract.
“It would [be a great ending to my career],” Henderson stated following his improbably upset victory. “But I guess I will have to do that on the next couple of fights also.
“I’m still enjoying the sport and beating top guys.”
To say everyone had written Henderson off entering the bout would be an understatement. It’s not because Boetsch was considered a wrecking machine – “The Barbarian” hasn’t been so barbaric in his last few outings having lost four of five – but Henderson had dropped five of six and looked very old in the process.
Well, that’s not something a 28 second KO couldn’t fix. Although, he made need to get his right haymaker fixed before returning to action after using it to batter Boetsch’s dome.
“I don’t think it’s broken,” Henderson said. “I think right at the end I was hitting him at a different angle. I might have sprained my thumb or something. Nothing a cold beer won’t help.”
See, alcohol is the answer for some things.