He fought in pride, and was very dominant. He defeated many great fighters and knocked out several legends, including fedor and wanderlei silva.
Fedor wasn't exactly in his prime, but it's still on his resume. He had a chance to wear UFC gold on several occasions, but Wah-mpage was too wah-mpagey, and Anderson Silva was, well, Silva-ish. I have had many great laughs on Mania, and in part it was because of hendo. The endless and creative GIFS of Henderson Raping Michael Bisping in particular was one of my favorite things about henderson.( I liked the gif where Henderson lands that H-Bomb on Bisping and a nuclear explosion ensues.) Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. So we go to a doctor and ask for roids, I mean trt. It's tough to quit something you love to do, and I'm sure that knocking someone the fuck out is a pretty good adrenaline high to have. TRT definitely helped hendo maintain his ability, but father time will get us all one day sadly. The granite chin of hendo was legendary, but in the midst of all the madness there was another old Lion that sought to maintain his career.
That man of course was none other than Vitor Belfort. Advances in drugs and supplements have made some crazy shit possible. It allowed randy couture to take down brock lesnar, and it allowed Vitor to do a 360 degree turn around in his fighting ability. Albert Einstein came up with the theory of relativity, which of course is :
E = Roid Belfort > TRT Hendo.
Vitor has been scary mother fucker since he won the first ufc tourney ever. Well the vitor now is even scarier. He has a mullet / mohawk with a lighting bolt etched on one side of his head, and a cross on the other side. That's a teenager haircut with the experience of an old Lion, determined to get a shot at the belt. People thought Hendo could weather the storm and grind out a decision or eventually land the H-Bomb, but the writing was on the wall after his fights with rashad and Machida.
at 40 plus years of age, Hendo learned the hard way like all great fighters eventually do. By getting knocked the fuck out. His only consolation at this point is knowing that Vitor, like Hendo, is inching his way ever closer to completely shrunken testicles and cancer, and an embarrassing knockout by a younger fighter who also happens to be using some sort of performance enhancement drug.