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Saturday, 07/13/2013, 12:20 pm

Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson


When Dan Henderson was imported back into the UFC as the last reigning Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, he was quickly ushered into the UFC title picture.

A Fight-Of-The-Year performance over ‘Shogun’ Rua made him a lock for a shot against Jon Jones for the UFC crown that has eluded the MMA legend his entire career.

Unfortunately for ‘Hendo’ he was forced out of his shot at the UFC belt with an injury and due to recent losses against Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida, respectively, is completely out of the title picture.

In a recent statement made to MMAMania.com, Jon Jones gave his thoughts on a potential alignment against Dan Henderson in the future, and it doesn’t sound good for Dan.

“I have no wishes to fight Dan Henderson. Dan Henderson is a guy who, you know, he’s done a lot for this sport already, he’s a lot older. I think he’s a guy a lot of people would expect me to beat anyways. So I have no big dreams of fighting Dan Henderson.”

Dan Henderson is one of the oldest competitors currently signed to the UFC and at 42 years old the current champ believes he is starting to slow down.

“[Henderson's] last fight with Rashad Evans you could really see him starting to slow down,. So fighting him I don’t think really proves much.”

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26 Comments to Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson

  1. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    100% agree with Jones on this one. As much as I like Hendo, he is not in the same league as Jones and could not control a fight with him. He should just fight money legend fights then retire and start a new league to rival the UFC. He should have beat up Silva when he had the chance.

  2. KIDD433 says:

    Hendo did have a chance, And Silva beat him

  3. Dddddddd says:

    I can’t blame him with all the reasons people come up with that Johnny doesn’t deserve to be where he’s at. People will just say Johnny was younger,bigger and an opportunist.

  4. fortyb4five says:

    I hate Jones.

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