UFC Quick Quote: 'Smarter' Dan Henderson wants to fight for three more years

"I've got three more fights on my deal, and I'll probably sign one more deal after that. So two or three more years. I definitely won't be as old as Randy [Couture] when I retire! I've changed my training, I'm smarter with my training. I'm also smarter with my positioning and techniques. I know what works and what doesn't. And I'm still learning from those at my gym. I guess others lose motivation but my I know my time is limited and I want to make the most of it."

-- With one of the most storied and respected mixed martial arts (MMA) careers in his back pocket, Dan Henderson isn't looking to hang up his gloves anytime soon. At least that's what the 41-year-old told ESPN.com. "Hendo" has been competing in MMA for more than 15 years and has been involved in plenty of memorable bouts against some of today's top star such as Quinton Jackson, Fedor Emelianenko, Wanderlei Silva and, of course, his epic bout against Mauricio Rua last November at UFC 139. Along the way, Henderson picked up the Pride FC Welterweight and Middleweight titles, as well as the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight strap. Though he won the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 17 Middleweight tournament in 1998, the former Olympic wrestler has yet to win a UFC world title, but that's not to say he hasn't had his chances. Henderson came up short in his two previous back-to-back title bids against "Rampage" Jackson at UFC 75 for the 205-pound title and against 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva at UFC 82. With a few years left in his stellar fight career, perhaps one cannot blame Henderson for passing up rematches in favor of holding out for title shots. So i leave it to you Maniacs, will "Hendo's" legacy be incomplete should he fail to capture UFC gold, or has he done enough thus far to cement his place in MMA history?

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