MMA Hendo on A.Silva: "He's never fought anyone like me in that clinch...that's my home."

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  1. Atmosphere

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    Dan Henderson On Anderson Silva: He's never fought anyone like me in that clinch...that's my home.By Jason Perkins | January 17, 2008[​IMG]


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    Dan Henderson is preparing to meet Anderson Silva for the UFC championship at UFC 82 on March 1st in Columbus, Ohio. He took some time out from training recently to sit down with MMAMadness and discuss his loss to Rampage, his decision to drop to middleweight, and his thoughts on Anderson Silva.

    Henderson On Dropping To Middleweight:
    Well, I was a little bit hesitant at first, but the more I thought about it and the more I talked to Dana, I realized how excited I was for this fight. Dana wanted me to drop down for a while too so it made sense. Anderson Silva is a big challenge for me and these are the kind of fights I like to take. I'll be staying at 185 for a while but I definitely have plans to go back to 205 at some point in my career.

    Henderson On What He'd Do Differently If Given The Opportunity To Face Rampage Again:
    I would definitely be a little more aggressive on my feet and on top. I definitely think I made some mistakes and I'm still making adjustments to fix what I did wrong and get used to the cage. I can tell you that I wouldn't lose to him again.

    Henderson On Matching Up With Silva:
    I think for sure that I'm a bad match up for him. His strength is his striking and he's technical, but he likes to get into that clinch which is another strength of his. But he's never fought anyone like me in that clinch and he won't be used to that. That's where I want to be. That's my home.

    Henderson On His Affiliation With Team [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif]Quest[/FONT][/FONT]:
    I'm still technically with Team Quest. Randy is the one who left. I opened up another Team Quest gym in California. We have a great training situation with lots of fighters and organized practices. We've got great strikers, great wrestlers, and great jiu-jitsu guys. Everyone contributes knowledge, we work on technique and it's just great. Matt and I still own Team Quest together and we're looking on opening more gyms soon.


    http://www.mmafightline.com/news/2008/117/dangerous_dan_henderson_313794.shtml



    and continued here:
    http://www.mmamadness.com/insight.html?newsitem_id=208
     
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  2. dengar

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    he seems like a really cool guy.

    This fight is really going to be interesting.
     
  3. thnx for article. Hendo is such a laid back guy.
     
  4. damiand

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    This will be one of the most competetive fights this year, IMO its the perfect match up. I'm so fucking excited its ridiculous.
     
  5. 4bangin

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    I'll be rooting for Silva but there is no one else I would rather see take the belt from him than Hendo. Cool guy.
     
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    It really is. This is the only guy i see dethroning Silva at 185.
     
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    I can't wait
     
  8. roose

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    . on every post in this thread.

    It is the matchup of the year.
     
  9. Kuet

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    hendo is the shit
     
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    I cant wait for this fight. This is one of those fights that is a huge benefit for the viewers since the Ufc bought Pride.
     
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    yeah fights like this made it worth it but then the randy fedor thing made it meh
     
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    I'd like to see Hendo beat Silva :o
     
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  15. toothpick

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    After what Silva did to Franklin, its hard to see anyone beat silva at 185.

    But Hendo is a crazy fighter and i think this fight will be one of THE wars of the year.
     
  16. MR. Marti

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    it's going to be an amazing fight but i don't see how Silva can win. Wouldn't surprise me but I don't see it happenening.
     
  17. JordanClarkson

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    I want to root for Hendo, but if he's nuts if he thinks he'll be comfortable in the clinch. I would avoid it like the plague. Silva's got too good of a reach for him to stay outside, and his clinch is deadly, so Hendo needs to take him down in order to win this fight imo
     
  18. mitrong

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    hendo's got a fucking IRON chin. and that fucking hook of his is devastating.

    hendo's just gonna get in the clinch with him and throw him around liek a rag doll

    i think this is a bad bad matchup for silva.
     
  19. Leben's chin is a rock too. Anyone can be knocked out.


    I don't know that Silva's ever been hurt by strikes.
     
  20. yawgmoth

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    Hendo is for sure going to have the size advantage. I know he will probably make rich franklin look tiny as hell at middleweight. I think if anyone is going to beat anderson outside of maybe a "fluke" win for the next year or two, it's going to be Dan.
     
  21. rich is bigger than hendo, but hendo is strong and a wrestler so it won't matter that much if he's outsized.
     
  22. GreatDeceiver

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    Too bad I'm fucking broke and the cheap seats are sold out in Columbus, cause this fight alone would make for a sick UFC live experience.
     
  23. checkii

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    what are you talking about? :rofl:
     
  24. Phazel

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    it will be a great fight

    silva can kill from the clinch also
     
  25. yawgmoth

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    What are yoooooooou talking about?
     

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