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ASU's 50 Best Professional Athletes: No. 28 UFC fighter Dan Henderson

At No. 28, we have possibly the most-feared right hand in mixed martial arts and it belongs another standout from the Arizona State wrestling program.

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Whenever you have a nickname for one of your strikes in mixed martial arts or boxing, chances are you've had a pretty decent professional career.

Dan "Hendo" Henderson came to Arizona State after two years at Cal State Fullerton and wrestled from 1992-93 as a Sun Devil. In 1993, Henderson was a qualifier for the NCAA championships.

While Henderson's career in Tempe might have been brief, he has since cemented himself as a legend in combat sports as well as amateur wrestling, and at 45 years old, "Hendo" still has one chapter left to write.

As a professional, Henderson made a name for himself in Pride Fighting Championships, a Japanese-based MMA promotion known for showcasing some of the best fighters to have ever lived, such as Shogun Rua, Wanderlei Silva, and Fedor Emelianenko, in the primes of their careers.

Henderson won both the middleweight and welterweight championships in Pride, which made him the only fighter to hold two titles in different weight classes in one of the major organizations like the UFC, Strikeforce, or Pride simultaneously.

After unleashing one of the most vicious knockouts in UFC history against current-UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping at UFC 100, Hendo went on to win the light-heavyweight championship in Strikeforce and knocked out Emelianenko in a heavyweight bout.

The legend of Henderson has been cemented by the use of his right hand known to fight fans as the "H-bomb."

With that right hand, Hendo has created several of the sport's most memorable knockouts and as a 45-year-old it has earned him another shot at combat sports history with a supposed title shot against Bisping in the fall, a rematch of their fight at UFC 100, where Hendo knocked Bisping out cold.

According to MMA Fighting, Henderson will retire with either a win or a loss after that fight with Bisping. If he can harness the power of the "H-bomb" once again, he would solidify himself among the immortal in combat sports.