Dan Henderson laughs softly and answers a familiar question, "Oh yeah, I feel great. Fine."
Then, the 42-year-old perpetual contender sighs. It's as if every fall and every kick and every punch sting a bit more now.
Since defeating Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 139 on Nov. 19, 2011, in what many regard as the greatest fight in UFC history, Henderson has been on the sidelines.
He waited for a title shot for what seemed like ages. And when he was finally days away from getting a crack at Jon Jones' light heavyweight belt at UFC 151, he injured a knee and had to pull out.
It will be a year, three months and four days between trips to the Octagon for Henderson.
Henderson is only eight years away from qualifying for an AARP card, but says he doesn't have battle fatigue. He's been fighting professionally for almost 16 years and had been wrestling for years before that.
He's probably taken tens of thousands of spills in his life. What's another one or 100?
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