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?"