When Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping first went to war at UFC 100 back in 2009, “Hendo” ended their middleweight contest — which concluded their run as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 3 — by way of devastating H-bomb.
Bisping was stiff as a board by the time he hit the canvas; however, Henderson followed it up with a flying forearm, “just to shut him up a little bit,” which drew a fair share of criticism.
And he’ll do it again if the situation calls for it, according to his conversation with Champions.co:
"It's more than likely. I did it before I fought him, against Wanderlei (Silva) and maybe one or two other guys, just to make sure they're done. It's the quickest way I know how to get from point A to point B, to jump on them. I'll absolutely finish up with a punch or two if I knock him down, to make sure the fight is over. There is no ill will there, you know. I don't wish him any permanent harm or anything, I just want to make sure that I win the fight."
If he does, that would make him UFC middleweight champion.
That’s because Bisping captured the crown in a surprise performance at UFC 199 back in June, one that saw “The Count” strip the strap from Luke Rockhold by way of bookie-busting knockout.
History may repeat itself at UFC 204 next month in Manchester, but will the highlight-reel finish belong to champion, or challenger?
We’ll find out in roughly two weeks.