Again, we have two fighters who are aiming to tear down the state of supplements in sports and where lines should be drawn. It seems that Michael Bisping wants the world to know that he isn’t happy about Henderson’s previous use of testosterone. I remember having the privledge of seeing these two men battle each other, quite a few years ago and they brought the house down. Looking forward to their upcoming encounter, I know that they will have a contest that everyone will be talking about. Not being one to shy away from any words, Henderson has stated that he has used testosterone in the past. If you were a fighter who was his age, it’s likely that you would use what you needed to, in order to keep up with the younger fighters.
I can see why Bisping feels the hatred towards Henderson, it was a fact that he on something when he was able to win the first fight between the two of them. I can’t say for sure that the testosterone was the only reason he scored that knockout but it will be interesting to see what happens, now that fighting organizations have really cracked down on any banned substances making their way into their fighters. In the defense of Dan Henderson, who has made claims that his levels were exactly where they should have been, you can’t deny how talented this guy is.
I have watched both Bisping and Henderson in numerous battles of their own, with the years of fighting experience between them, you know that this weekend will be one for the ages. I can see where each fighter is entitled to their own opinion, both have valid points. It’s another example of how trash talk between two fighters can quickly get personal. At least both men, and fight fans all across the world can have the talk set aside, once the cage door closes and the fight gets underway. As far as predictions are concerned, these two can put on such amazing fights that I am having had a hard time picking a winner. I have been mega fans of both fighters, throughout their respective careers, both should be earning their spot into the UFC hall of fame. This is just another tale in the history of fighters taking jabs about past supplement use, whether to sell more tickets or because it is truly personal, is another story. Regardless of all of the accusations that Henderson and Bisping are throwing out it only adds to the excitement of a fight that many fans thought would never happen again. Henderson has kind of been laying low in the recent years of the sport, after a legendary run that took him to the top of the sport.
With both men getting up there, in terms of age, a large number of fans were shocked when Bisping ended up winning a title. I could not have been happier when he was able to defeat Rockhold, in order to attain a title that had alluded Bisping for years. Seeing a rejuvenation in his career, many are of the opinion that Bisping will be having his hand raised by the end of Saturday night, we shall see. While Henderson prepares to defend his previous win, by repeating a victory, I know that my eyes will be glued to the television.