Dan Henderson Releases Statement on UFC 151 Withdrawal

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Dan Henderson has released the following statement about his withdrawal from UFC 151,

Sadly and unfortunately, I partially tore a ligament in my knee in training. As a result I’ve had to make one of the toughest decisions that I have ever had to make…for the first time in my career I am forced to pull out of a fight, my fight with Jon Jones at UFC 151. Luckily, surgery is not needed at this time and I will be completely devoted to rehabing my knee as quickly as possible.

I feel that I owe it to my fans and all the people supporting me to fight at my full potential in order to give myself a chance to win the UFC title. I appreciate the loyal support that I have felt from my fans. I want to thank all of my coaches and team of guys for the great support with my training camp.

Most importantly, I appreciate their honesty when I needed them the most to make this very difficult decision. I also want to thank Dana and Lorenzo for being so understanding and supportive. I will continue to pursue the UFC belt with all of my heart!

5 Responses to “ Dan Henderson Releases Statement on UFC 151 Withdrawal ”

  1. Donald Duck says:

    POOP!!!

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  2. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Dana stated that Henderson’s return date may not permit him to have another title shot.

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  3. Donald Duck says:

    Yeah cause by that time Machida will have the belt.

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  4. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Karma right? I would like to see Henderson vs Machida but more so Sonnen vs Machida ever since Sonnen stated he wanted a warm up fight after coming back from suspension and throwing out Machida’s name!

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  5. Hardcore says:

    I was reallly hoping for hendo…I wish him a speedy recovery…

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