UFC 204: Dan Henderson Says Fans Like to See Michael Bisping “Lose”
By FCF Staff
Over the years, Michael Bisping has established himself as one of the best middleweights on the planet, but he’s also become one of the game’s most polarizing fighters as well. Just ask Dan Henderson.
Henderson is booked to face Bisping this Saturday at UFC 204, which will be the latter’s first title defense as 185 champ. The two met before back in 2009, and Bisping was brutally KO’d.
Recently Henderson spoke with UFC.com, and while doing so, the legend said this:
“The Bisping fight at UFC 100) that’s been the one that fans want to talk to the most about. They thank me for that,” Henderson said. “It’s kind of fun for me, but it’s one of those things that’s just is what it is. I did a good job that night and people like to see him lose. It probably helps that he ran his mouth so much that people wanted to see that happen.”
“I didn’t have to think (twice) about (taking the rematch). Obviously if they are going to give me a title shot, something I thought I was a little further away from than that, but I think just because the fans were asking for this fight and Bisping was asking for it also that made it happened. I didn’t expect it, I didn’t ask for it – and I didn’t hesitate either to say yes.”
Henderson is coming off a knockout win over Hector Lombard at UFC 199 in June. Bisping won the middleweight title that night by stopping Luke Rockhold.