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UFC on FOX 19: Dan Henderson eyes contract extension after Lyoto Machida fight

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45-year old mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Dan Henderson is nearing the tail-end of his legendary career.

As he recently revealed on Sirius XM's "The Luke Thomas Show" via MMA Fighting, his upcoming fight against Lyoto Machida -- which is set to go down at UFC on FOX 19 on April 16, 2016 in Tampa. Florida -- is his last on his current deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Though he knows his retirement is around the corner, he is still planning on fighting; more importantly, he wants to do it inside the Octagon.

"I honestly haven't thought about it. I know that without having any fights left my contract with the UFC is an option, but I'm getting to the point where I'm not going to have too many more fights. I would like to end up fighting my last fight in the UFC. We'll see how things go after this fight. How things go in the fight probably makes a big difference as well. I'm getting definitely close to the end of my career."

Henderson has gone 1-3 in his last four fights with his lone win coming against Tim Boetsch in 2015.

A win over "The Dragon" will go a long way in inking an extension. A loss, however, will likely mean a possible reunion with Scott Coker at Bellator MMA.

Not that he's thinking about that, though.

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