Belfort bout last fight on Henderson's contract


In most cases, UFC athletes sign three to four fight contract and usually negotiates new contracts when they have one remaining bout. But for Dan Henderson, for one reason or another, will be fighting Vitor Belfort as the last fight of his existing contract:

UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson is headlining UFC Fight Night 32 this weekend in a rematch against Vitor Belfort, and the stakes are even higher than normal for him. It would be important either way considering Hendo has lost his last two bouts. But according to Josh Gross of ESPN, his contract also expires after this fight:

Josh Gross @JoshGrossESPN 

Hendo said this is the last fight on his UFC contract. UFC wants to wait to see how he fares before talking terms of a new deal. Big stakes.

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It looks as though the UFC isn't confident about the future of Dan Henderson and is gambling a bit on the outcome of his fight with Belfort. Should Henderson defeat Belfort, he would like be in an advantagous position to negotiate a better deal with the UFC and should he lose the UFC will have the power to sign him to a smaller contract.

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BTT-RyannVonDoom site profile image  

11/4/13 10:33 PM by BTT-RyannVonDoom

Dana's gonna fuck over hendo again, got that feeling.

NatualBornTickler site profile image  

11/4/13 10:16 PM by NatualBornTickler

Thought this was a ufc on the cut list thread, I'm glad it's not

Team GDP site profile image  

11/4/13 7:49 PM by Team GDP

i am just trying to hold the UG blog to a higher standards than they currently hold themselves.

Gfropr site profile image  

11/4/13 6:05 PM by Gfropr

I'm probably gonna die of excitement if Hendo knocks Belfort out. I'm worried for myself.

stevekt site profile image  

11/4/13 5:44 PM by stevekt

Dan has not looked good lately and Vitor has looked great in his last few fights. I predict Vitor by retirement inducing knockout.

IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap site profile image  

11/4/13 5:32 PM by IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap

Thats because dan dont give no fuck

IP site profile image  

11/4/13 5:28 PM by IP

In all of the UFC non-fighting videos I've seen, Henderson appeared to be the one fighter Dana was intimidated by - kind of like the big brother you're always worried is going to knock you around at any moment.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/4/13 5:21 PM by MMALOGIC

Fighting this Vitor is a bad way to go out on your last fight.  even if hendo loses, Id still like to see Dan vs SHogun 2.

MattyECB site profile image  

11/4/13 5:21 PM by MattyECB

Oops, I should've read your second post before whining about the same thing... Well, I'll point out another retarded error then to avoid redundancy lol"and should he lose,<-- the UFC will have the power to sign him to a smaller contract." Otherwise you imply he's losing the UFC"Should Henderson defeat Belfort, he would like be in..." ???WTFI write like a retard because I'm on a fucking internet message board, but for chrissakes Kirik or whoever writes these -- I always forget the scapegoat's name lol -- your website is supposed to at least resemble an MMA News site lol

MattyECB site profile image  

11/4/13 5:18 PM by MattyECB

Edit: Screwed up by trying to edit lol