Dan Handerson is one of the most professional and experienced American Mixed Martial Artists and an Olympic Wrestler. Throughout his career, he can prove that devoted hard work can take you high up and help one get a hold of his dreams and ambitions gradually. Dan Henderson was born on  24 august 1970. His full name is Daniel Jeffery Henderson. Dan has contributed so much on behalf of his country and also has represented his country in tough championships.  Besides his prominent career in wrestling, he is also a movie star starring in various popular movies.

Quick Info
Full NameDaniel Jeffery Henderson
Date Of Birth24 August 1970
Birth PlaceDowney, California, USA
FatherWilliam B. Henderson
MotherJordan LeJune
Marital StatusMarried
WifeRachel Matter
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Age51 Years
Height6 ft 1in
Weight92 Kg
Zodiac SignVirgo
Body MeasurementN/A
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorLight Golden
Net WorthUSD $8 million

What is he famous for?

Daniel Jeffery Henderson is one of the toughest wrestlers in the MMA wrestling industry. He is best known for his match against the famous wrestler Hector Lombard, where he won with 31-14 points. He is popularly known for his methods such as head kick and punches. Throughout his entire career, Dan has won against various MMA legends such as Tim Boetsch, Mauricio Rua, Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans, and more. Dan is also known for his extraordinary acting skills in movies such as Dragon Eyes in the year 2012 and in TV series such as The King of Queens and The 2005’s Cubed.

Dan Henderson
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How was Daniel’s childhood?

Daniel Jeffery Henderson, also Dan Henderson, was born in a small village of Downey, California, United States of America. His parents used to call him Hendo; as a result, he is known by the ring name Hendo. He belongs to the Baby Boomer generation, a generation that resembles the end of World War II. Dan Henderson was born to William B. Henderson and Jordan LeJune. His father, William B. Henderson, was a businessman, and his mother, Jordan LeJune, used to help William in his business. Henderson practiced Martial arts when he was just 12 years old. His personal trainer has commented that, though he was 12 years old, he used to fight like an Adult.


Dan Henderson was a talented kid since his childhood. He completed his early study at Victor Valley High School. After his graduation from that school, Daniel was offered a scholarship. His intrigued nature and flexible trait made him able to get where he is today now. He went to California State University in Fullerton. Young and full of energy, dan was able to prove himself as he used to fight like an experienced adult since his early years of wrestling.


How did Dan start his MMA career?

Dan Henderson’s career officially started since year 1997.he has competed in the world wrestling championships. He retired in the year 2016. Dan has played in various leagues such as olympian Greco-Roman wrestling, NCAA Division wrestling, and many more. Since the beginning of his career in wrestling in 1997, Dan has won various titles for his outstanding performance. He also started his mixed martial arts training in the year 1997. He also joined the Real American wrestling team (RAW). 

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Dan Henderson has won more than sixteen awards throughout his entire life. Under the Mixed Martial Arts category, he has won UFC middleweight Tournament championship, Fight of Night for Four Times, Knockout of the Night for one time, Performance of the Night for two Times, Fighter of the year for 2011, Oldest combatant to fight for UFC championships, and many more.

Dan Henderson was introduced in the Hall of Fame in 2018. For Amateur wrestling, Dan was able to capture different medals and awards. Some of them are Henri Deglane challenge senior Greco-Roman Bronze Medalist, 2000 Pan American Championship senior-Greco Roman Bronze medalist, 1998 FILA Test Tournament Senior Greco-Roman Gold medalist, and many more.

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Physical Features

Dan Henderson is blessed with a strong muscular body and height of 6 feet and 1 inch. Being a wrestler, it is obvious that he works out his body well and maintains a properly balanced diet. He weighs 92 kg. He is an American with black eyes and the hair color of Light Golden. 


What is the wife of Dan Henderson?

Apart from his professional career, talking about his professional life, he is in a happy and healthy marital relationship with Rachel Matter. He was married to Alison Henderson, but they both agreed on divorce due to some personal reasons. He has three children with his ex-wife. Altogether Dan has four children. A son named after Reese Henderson and a daughter names after sierra Henderson. The other two daughter’s name is not disclosed yet by him.

Dan Henderson
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During the year 2007, Dan Henderson came to know about his low testosterone condition. He has prescribed the use of  TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy). One of the reasons for him to quit wrestling is him using the TRT as UFC banned it. This affected his career. As he is now a retired, happily married man as he spent his life serving in the field of wrestling throughout his career. Now owns a gym situated in Temecula of California.


Net Worth

 Being an American mixed martial artist and his countless serves regarding his wrestling career is the obvious reason that his net worth is estimated to be worth 8 million dollars.


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