The Four Ages of Dan Henderson - Where/when was he at his best?
Stage One: 1998/2000 Rings/UFC Tournament/intro to Pride
Achievements: Won UFC 17 middleweight tournament by beating Carlos Newton, won Ring King of Kings 1999 tournament (beating Big Nog en route)
Stage-ending loss: Well beaten by ferocious Wanderlei Silva to lose his unbeaten record in his first fight in Pride
Stage Two: 2001/2006 Pride Years
Achievements: Won the Pride Welterweight Championship by beating Chonan, Gono and Bustamante
Stage-ending loss: Dropping a unanimous decision to Kazuo Misaki in the next Pride WW GP opening round
Stage Three: 2006/2010 Stardom in Pride and the UFC
Achievements: Winning the Pride MW title with a revenge KO of Wanderlei Silva, being competitive but unsuccessful in title challenges vs Anderson Silva and Rampage Jackson, legendary KO of Michael Bisping after TUF coach season
Stage-ending loss: Weight-drained and dominated by Jake Shields in Strikeforce
Stage Four: 2010/present Light-Heavyweight and Zuffa
Achievements: Winning Strikeforce LHW title, knocking out the great Fedor Emelianenko, outfighting Shogun Rua in epic 1st fight back in the UFC
Stage-ending loss: None as yet, stage still in progress
My question is, at which point was Hendo the best fighter he ever was? And your reasons for this opinion?