Without a doubt, UFC veteran Dan Henderson (32-15) will go down in the books as one of the greatest fighters of all time. On Saturday night, “Hendo” fought for the Middleweight belt against champion and local favorite Michael Bisping (31-7) in Manchester, UK.
After a hard fought 5 round battle with Bisping, Henderson lost the bout via unanimous decision. The 46 year-old fighter closed the octagon door behind him for the last time, unfortunately without the belt.
However, controversy among fans and fighters ensued on Twitter shortly after, as well as praise for Henderson and his almost 20 year-long MMA career.
Here are some of the best reactions to UFC 204’s Main Event:
I’ve got Hendo 1,2,5. #ufc204
— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) October 9, 2016
I can see it going Hendos way. #UFC204
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) October 9, 2016
Don’t like that decision !
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) October 9, 2016
I still can’t believe that @bisping is the champ.
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 9, 2016
— Yoel Romero (@YoelRomeroMMA) October 9, 2016
Dan Henderson. One of the best of all time. What an amazing athlete/fighter. #UFCManchester
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) October 9, 2016
— Zak Cummings (@ZakCummings) October 9, 2016
— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) October 9, 2016
THIS DECISION WILL BE TALKED ABOUT FOR YEARS …WOW #UFC204
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 9, 2016
— Michael McDonald (@MaydayMcDonald) October 9, 2016