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Why Dan Henderson should retire even with recent win.

Before Saturday's UFC main event, Many fans thought Dan Henderson should retire. It had nothing to do with claiming Henderson's skills had diminished or that he was somehow a worse fighter than he was in his prime. Its just that he has done enough for the sport and its time for him to hang up his gloves.

Henderson has lost more, and more frequently, in recent years, and almost always by way of violent beatings. He's even taken a great deal of damage to his brain and body in wins (like in both his wars with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua).

With the cumulutive damage he got from all of his fights and he is also a couple of months shy away of 45 years of age. His got nothing else to prove. "Dangerous Dan" is already on the hall of fame. That's why even a thrilling first-round knockout win over Tim Boetsch in New Orleans doesn't change the fact that Henderson has taken more than enough damage to his body and brain to warrant retirement. Heading into Saturday's fight, Henderson had lost five out of his last six contests.

For a guy like Hendo, it is going to be a hard transition away from fighting at 45, or at 85. Whatever makes Henderson a great fighter is inside of him, and whatever is inside him won't ever go away.

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