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Dan Henderson Knows He’s Only Getting One Shot At UFC Gold

Dan Henderson (29-8) has been champion in almost every promotion he’s fought for. The former Strikeforce and Pride champion knows at 42-years-old that any chance at a UFC title will likely be is only one.

“I just want to make sure I do things right this time and do not miss this opportunity,” said Henderson to TATAME. “I just want to be sure that I will win this fight. Jones is now touted as invincible and that’s the kind of challenge that I love.”

At the now cancelled UFC 151, Henderson was to challenge Jon Jones (17-1) for his light heavyweight championship. A week before the fight, Henderson called UFC president Dana White and told him he had to pull from the card due to a knee injury. Jones declined to take on another fight on short notice.

Since that injury, Henderson has yet to return inside the Octagon and his status as No. 1 contender seems lost. Henderson makes his yearlong plus return against former champion Lyoto Machida (18-3) at UFC 157 on February 23.

Earlier in the week, Henderson revealed he plans to fight four more times and retire in 2014.

Henderson vs. Machida takes place out of the Honda Center from Anaheim, CA.