Though combat sports have always appeared to be a young man’s game, over the years a few notable athletes have made their mark past the age when most would assume they could still compete at the elite level. In boxing, George Foreman, Archie Moore, and Bernard Hopkins immediately come to mind in the sweet science’s Over 40 club, but mixed martial arts has had its share of 40-something wonders, and one of them, former Strikeforce and two division PRIDE champion Dan Henderson, will look to make history once again when he takes on Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title on September 1st, just eight days after his 42nd birthday .. Click more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.