July 07, 2013

Walla Walla MMA fighter

Native Sun News: Dan Henderson--The Walla Walla giant killer

By David MichaudThere may be no man in MMA history that could say they have had a career as successful as Dan “Hendo” Henderson.

Henderson is a member of the Walla Walla tribe of the Northwestern U.S., began his combat career early as he started wrestling at a young age. Growing up on a ranch outside Apple Valley, Calif., he learned exactly what hard work and toughness was; two traits that have defined his fighting career, as he has never been knocked out.

He has been competing at the highest levels of MMA for the past 15 years. He began his MMA career after wrestling on the world stage, which saw him become a two-time U.S. Olympic Alternate.

He currently holds more wins over fighters with championship titles in the biggest MMA organizations with 10, according to leading MMA news website MMAJunkie’s Dany Acosta, than any other fighter. To go along with all his past wins over former champions he is also currently ranked number 3 by the UFC in the 205 pound weight division.
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