Dan Henderson’s ground game: “I’d be lost in the gi!”

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Hendo displaying Strikeforce belt / Photo: Esther Lin

The forty-year-old Dan Henderson is still at it raining on the parades of all the young fellows in MMA. After beating Renato Babalu and Rafael Feijão both by knockout, Hendo added another belt to his collection: the Strikeforce light heavyweight one.

An interview with the champion tipped to face Fedor Emelianenko in his next outing features on the pages of GRACIEMAG 169, now in bookstores, and of course he addressed his views on the gentle art.

“Jiu-Jitsu to me is key, combined with wrestling. Wrestling is a great foundation with which to control a fight, but you need Jiu-Jitsu or striking to finish the opponent. I love grappling, but the truth is I never put on a gi. I’d be lost in the gi!” remarks Henderson.

To help Hendo with his ground game, black belt Ricardo “Pantcho” Feliciano spares no effort.

“Henderson would give a lot of guys a hard time if he were to compete in at No-Gi tournaments. He really likes grappling – training on the bottom too. He’d tap out a lot of black belts,” asserts Pantcho.

Find out more about Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson and his ground skills by getting your copy of GRACIEMAG 169, and subscribe to receive future issues, here.

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