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Michael Bisping: Dan Henderson looks like Fred Flintstone, will probably juice for UFC 204 rematch

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Yabba Dabba Doo... drugs?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Michael Bisping recently announced his Dan Henderson rematch for the five-round headliner of the upcoming UFC 204 pay-per-view (PPV) event, set for Sat., Oct. 8, 2016 in Manchester, England.

More on that showdown here.

But now that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been banned from mixed martial arts (MMA), Bisping expects Henderson to find new and creative ways to cheat, flat out telling his SiriusXM Rush listeners (via MMA Fighting) that "Hendo" will be juicing.

Pretty sure he doesn't mean green smoothies, either.

"I think he's gonna juice because if he gets popped, he's just gonna get suspended. That is no consequence to him and people will remember that he retired as champion even though it would be a No Contest. If he was to get the win, he could still retire saying, ‘I just beat the world champion.' I'm gonna make sure this guy is thoroughly tested and if he was to test positive, then the fight would be off. So that is the only deterrent I think. Because he's gonna earn a lot of money for this fight and if he wants to collect on that paycheck, he's got to make it to the octagon. So he's playing with fire but we've seen it time and time again, people do play with fire even though they know USADA might turn up...People do make these stupid fucking mistakes. Dan Henderson being a weird version of bloody Fred Flintstone - that's what I'm gonna nickname him, he looks like Fred Flintstone - he will probably make that mistake."

Barney! My Pebbles needles!

Henderson nearly killed Bisping at the UFC 100 event back in 2009. That said, this was long before United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was on the scene and making life miserable for those athletes who needed a little extra pep in their step.

"Hando" was also seven years younger.

The former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion turns 46 later this month and is expected to retire -- win or lose -- after his clash with "The Count" in Manchester. Let's just hope Henderson can stay healthy between now and then but if not, we already have someone on standby.

See you in October.

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