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We know that Dan Henderson was unable to drop the "H-Bomb" on Lyoto Machida at UFC 157. But is there more to the story than just the quick feet of "The Dragon?"
He doesn't know if he should say it, but he's going to say it anyway.
Strikeforce import Tarec Saffiedine, who trains alongside Dan Henderson at Team Quest, claims "Hendo" was not 100-percent healthy for his UFC 157 co-main event fight against Lyoto Machida last Saturday night (Feb. 23, 2013) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California (recap).
From his appearance on the MMA Hour:
"Dan is always 100-percent in his mind. But his body, you know, his body wasn't -- I don't know if I can say it -- but it wasn't 100-percent healthy. But Dan, whatever is going on with his body, is always 100-percent going into a fight mentally."
"The Sponge" wouldn't elaborate on the mystery ailment.
Henderson lost a split decision to "The Dragon" after chasing him around the cage for 15 minutes. He later apologized on Twitter for a "boring" fight (watch it here), which also knocked him out of the running for a title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen later this year.
Anyone think the outcome (see the stats here) would have been different if he was "100-percent healthy?"