Dan Henderson UFC Poker Marriage Perfect for Stations Casino Online Poker Plan

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Dan Henderson UFC Poker

The Montreal Gazette this weekend posted an article on Dan Henderson enjoying success at the poker tables.  He was slated to fight Mauricio (Shogun) Rua as part of Saturday night’s UFC 139 card.  Henderson was a +120 underdog vs. Rua at -150.

Henderson as a poker player can bode well for the brothers who own the UFC, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta.  They also own Stations Casinos in Las Vegas and announced earlier in the month their intention to start offering an online poker platform once the industry becomes regulated in the USA this coming year. 



Here is the Montreal Gazette/Post Media interview with Henderson:

POSTMEDIA: Last year, you, UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture and ring announcer Bruce Buffer competed alongside three professionals on a special edition of NBC’s Poker After Dark. How many times since then, or maybe right after, were you able to bust Randy’s chops for knocking him out?

HENDERSON: It really doesn’t do any good to bust his chops because he agrees he’s not that good of a poker player. But I was pretty happy with that, just doing as well as I did, too (placing third behind Buffer and pro Howard Lederer).

POSTMEDIA: You were chip leader for while and took a few good pots off a couple of World Series of Poker bracelet winners. How did the thrill of taking them down on a few hands compare to some of your thrills fighting or wrestling?

HENDERSON: It was fun, definitely. You definitely get a thrill, especially when you know you’re bluffing somebody and you could be out of the game if he calls you on it. But I don’t know if anything compares to the fighting and the feeling you get when you knock someone’s head off.

Latest UFC 139 Betting Lines available at BETDSI.COM here

Dan Henderson +120 vs. Mauricio Rua -150

Cung Le -150 vs. Wanderlei Silva +120

Brian Bowles +175 vs. Urijah Faber -215

Martin Kampmann +115 vs. Rick Story -145

Stephan Bonnar +105 Kyle Kingsbury -135

Jason Brilz +265 vs. Ryan Bader -325

Tom Lawlor +260 vs. Chris Weidman -320

Nick Pace +280 vs. Miguel Torres -350

Rafael Dos Anjos +155 vs. Gleison Tibau -185

Alex Soto +305 vs. Michael McDonald -450

Seth Baczynski +130 vs. Matt Brown -160

Shamar Bailey +270 vs. Danny Castillo -340


Ace King, Gambling911.com