Remember that sweet Range Rover that the UFC gave to Dan Henderson to thank him for coaching “The Ultimate Fighter?” Henderson, who lives in Temecula, California was driving back home after UFC 100 and couldn’t even make it out of Nevada before the car broke down. Henderson sent a message to UFC president Dana White on his Web site saying, “Thanks for the car, Dana, hope it comes with a warranty!”
Henderson had a highlight reel win over British UFC star Michael Bisping on Saturday night, knocking Bisping out in the second round with a powerful right hand. Henderson caused some controversy by following up the right with an additional punch when Bisping was on the ground before the referee stopped the fight. Afterward, Henderson said that the extra punch was to “shut Bisping up.”
Prior to their bout, the two men coached on “The Ultimate Fighter,” and Bisping spent much of the show badmouthing Henderson.
Edmunds, a Web site that reviews automobiles, claims that the British-born Range Rovers have a poor reputation for reliability, and that was proven true, at least with Henderson’s car. Henderson won the $100,000 Knockout of the Night bonus on Saturday; he should be able to buy himself another car. Or, perhaps he could use the bonus to waste some time at Whiskey Pete’s, the low-rent casino at the Nevada state border.
UPDATE: Henderson reported that the Range Rover is back up and working, and he later drove it to the ESPY awards in Los Angeles, an hour and a half from Temecula. Let’s hope that it can handle the drive home.