For my non-MMA fan-readers, the title (“TRT Championship”) is a joke because of two fighters, Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson, being on testosterone replacement therapy.
So this fight is allegedly going to happen on November 9th. I’m not sure why. I think Dana White is just throwing this one together because he has nobody better or recognizable to put Dan Henderson up against at this point.
Speaking of the phrase “at this point” in regards to Dan Henderson, he looks like he’s finished. He lost to Lyoto Machida in February in one of the worst MMA fights I’ve ever watched, and Rashad Evans got the split decision victory over him in June. Hendo’s turning 43 in three days and this is pretty much the end for him, even if he’s taking exogenous testosterone like it’s going out of style.
Vitor Belfort, on the other hand, has been on TRT and ever since going on it he’s been on a 2-fight winning stream after beating Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, both fights in Brazil. Now he’ll be fighting Hendo in, y’know, Brazil. Hey Dana, why don’tcha schedule a fight for him in the United States?