- Michael Bisping showed his championship toughness at UFC 204 over the weekend, surviving an incredible offensive performance from Dan Henderson to remain middleweight champion. Bisping was pushed to the scorecards, which went in his favor on all three of them.
- Dan Henderson felt like he did everything he could to win the UFC middleweight title at UFC 204 Saturday night. In the end, it wasn't enough, as Michael Bisping retained the belt with a decision victory. Henderson, who turned 46 years old earlier this year, reiterated that was it for his incredible career.
"Thank you for the years and years of support," he said during an interview on FOX Sports 1 after the fight.
While many questioned the UFC's decision to give Henderson a title shot, the legend delivered. He twice rocked Bisping with his patented "H-bomb," and took the champion the full 25 minutes.
"I'm a little disappointed with the outcome. I felt like I did enough to win the fight. It should have been 10-8 in the first. I felt I won the first two rounds and I thought I won the fifth," he said. "It was one of the apprehensions I had coming to fight in his hometown. I knew I did that, so I'm happy with that."
- UFC president Dana White believes in his fighters. And he believes that the promotion has put forth the perfect card for UFC 205 next month. The event takes place inside Madison Square Garden and marks the first time the Octagon will set up shop in the historic venue since MMA was legalized in New York.
"I'm very excited," White said during an interview following UFC 204 recently. "I think it's the best card we've ever done and it's almost impossible for that card to not live up to its potential."
Featuring a main event between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor for the UFC lightweight title, the card is also scheduled to include matches for the UFC welterweight and strawweight titles. The likes of Chris Weidman, Miesha Tate, Donald Cerrone and Frankie Edgar are all on the card.