Henderson: I don’t care what [Belfort’s] on, I’m going to beat him up
Dan Henderson is heading into his Ultimate Fight Night 32 show down with Vitor Belfort ona TRT regime, same as his opponent. However Henderson believes Belfort is using it because of prior steroid use, not natuarally occuring low testerone from which he suffers. Regardless, Henderson feels TRT won’t be the deciding factor and he will beat him up either way:
“He’s more dangerous than he used to be, but I am too,” Henderson said Sunday while traveling from the U.S. to Brazil. “I feel I have more tools I can utilize and that makes it tougher on him.”
Belfort kicks much better than he did seven years ago, though Henderson isn’t necessarily concerned about any of that. The former two-division Pride champion expects to “beat” Belfort’s “ass” and break him like he did in Las Vegas.
Henderson’s confidence stems from knowing Belfort utilized anabolic agents during their first fight, and he still fell short. The “Phenom” claimed over-the-counter supplements were the culprit for a positive test, but Henderson’s of the opinion that previous steroid use is the real reason Belfort qualifies for testosterone replacement therapy today.
“That wasn’t the case I had,” Henderson said. “I never touched steroids. But I still have low testosterone. I am on TRT so I can’t really point fingers too bad, other than the fact that I’ve never taken steroids and he has. With that being said, I don’t really care what he’s on or not on — I’m going to beat him up no matter what. Just like the last time I fought him.”