Wrestling game is proliferating in the world. Dan Henderson is a legend in this department. He has made a remarkable record of being the first holder of two titles simultaneously of two divisions. Daniel Jeffery Henderson is a former Olympic Wrestler and mixed martial artist. He is best known for winning twenty-one world MMA games in different MMA promotions. During his retirement, Dan was by then the oldest fighter in UFC. This article will deliver all about his personal life, career, awards, and Nominations. It will also unveil the net worth of Dan Henderson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Daniel Jeffery Henderson came into this world in 1970, 24th August. This 47-year- old celebrity was born in Downey, California in the United States of America. Some people also refer to him by his pet names Hollywood, Hendo and Dangerous. His father is Bill Henderson. Dan was raised together with his sister, Selanee Henderson, and brother, Tom Henderson on a ranch located in Apple Valley.
He attended Victor Valley High School. While in high school he joined the school’s wrestling team. This team was coached by his dad, Sam Gollimyer, and Joe Barrios. After graduation, Dan joined the Cal State Fullerton University and Arizona State University.
Dan Henderson is the husband of Rachel Malter. The couple got engaged in one of Dan’s game. Unlike other couples, the two got married an hour later after the props. The two later welcomed a lovely child into their lives. Dan also has two other kids from his other relationships. His kids are Sierra Henderson, Danielle Henderson, and Reese Henderson.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Dan Henderson kicked off his wrestling career in high school. He participated in California State Wrestling Championships. He participated in 1987 and 1988 where he took the second position and fifth position, respectively. After joining University, he decided to continue wrestling. In 1993, he managed to qualify for the NCAA Championships. He became a champion in the University both as a junior and senior. One of his main games in the University is the Summer Olympics. He participated in these games in 1992 and 1996.
During the 1990s, he became the coach in Cerritos College.
In 2000, Dan did not qualify for the Olympics. He started training in the Mixed Martial Arts back in 1997. Henderson participated in the Brazil Open Tournament. He won the championship. Dan Henderson from then took part in 47 mixed martial games. He recorded 32 wins in the competition. In 2007 after recording low testosterone levels, Dan started using cold turkey. After banning of cold turkey in 2014, Henderson had to quit the drug. Henderson retired as a professional mixed martial artist in 2016. Currently, he owns a fitness gym in California called Team Quest.
Dan has received multiple world titles and MMA awards. He earned himself a silver medal, bronze medal and gold medal in the Pan American Championships in 1994, 1998 and 2000, respectively.
Net Worth & Earnings
Dan Henderson net worth is $10.5 million. This net worth has been amassed from his 32 wins in the MMA games. His other source of wealth is the Olympics games. Dan has won Bronze, Silver, and Gold in his multiple world Championship games. In addition to that, he currently owns a gym in California.
Age should never dictate your success in whatever you want to venture in. Dan Henderson kicked off his career at a very young age. Despite his age, Dan recorded multiple amazing records during his early years. He maintained the same winning attitude throughout his career which contributed to his successes.