Until Conor McGregor won the lightweight title by defeating Eddie Alvarez and becoming a simultaneous two-weight world champion with the UFC, no one managed to achieve that feat except Dan Henderson.
And just like Conor is the face of MMA currently, it was Henderson who carried the flag in the past.
Dan was not only a two-weight world champion with the Pride FC but was also a champion in the Strikeforce organization as well. Also, the former UFC fighter is a two-time Olympian with his country, the United States of America.
All in all, the California native is one of the most decorated athletes, let alone fighters in the whole world. As a result, he is also one of the most well-known and respected fighters out there.
However, Henderson did not achieve all of his success in one day. Instead, it took him nearly two decades to cement his legacy as one of the best.
This article will guide you through his early MMA career to his rise in fame with Pride FC and then to his eventual retirement with the UFC. Besides, you will also find information regarding Dan’s net worth, fight purse, achievements, and family.
But first, just like MMA fighters, warm-up before their fight, let’s warm up with some quick facts before we get on to the serious stuff.