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Couture Favors Hendo Over Jones In Title Fight | UFC NEWS


Former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion of the world, Randy “The Natural” Couture, expresses his favoritism for his ex-Team Quest partner and fellow wrestler Dan Henderson in his upcoming title fight against UFC king, Jon Jones.

Couture is not only a UFC Hall-of-Famer but also one of the sport’s most analytical strategists, he often see’s matchups in ways that others cannot. So is he onto something with this prediction of victory for Henderson or is this just a case of being loyal to a teammate?

Check out what “The Natural” told thescore.com:

“Obviously Jones is a tall order with a 96-inch reach [actually 84.5] and as athletic and dynamic of an athlete that he is, but I think Dan has two things going for him. One is that right hand, but two, at the end of the day it’s going to be that wrestling mentality — closing the distance, wading through Jon, taking him out of that long-range dynamic striking reach he likes and forcing him to wrestle,” he explained. “Dan was a two-time Olympic wrestler, and I think if he makes Jones wrestle and does it for five rounds he has a real good chance of winning that fight. (Plus) you may see an ‘H-bomb’ hit Jon Jones in the head at anytime with Danny, so I really like that fight for him.”

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22 Comments to Couture Favors Hendo Over Jones In Title Fight | UFC NEWS

  1. Me says:

    Lol at 96 inch reach.

    • Some guy says:

      He also believed that Shogun deserved the title fight against Jon Jones, instead of Machida who kicked him in the face.

      • Quitcrying says:

        Machida didnt fight, he waited around to throw a counter punch. There was nothing exciting about machida beating tito ortizs last win in the ufc. shogun deserved to get the title shot but now is blessed with the the unfortunate draw of gustofson.

        • Not You says:

          And if Shogun comes out an put a beating on Gust? Think about that, Shogun has more time to prepare now. And a fight against Gustavson is a good warm up to JJ.

  2. 757 says:

    Hey some guy what are you saying …that he doesn’t know what he is talking about. Please never get on this site again. You are obviously the most unknowing person about MMA or anything in life ever

    • Some guy says:

      After Machida vs Bader, Shogun vs Vera, Randy believed Shogun had a more impressive victory than Machida and deserved the title shot against Jones. This is one example of how Randy’s fighter opinions are personaly biased.

      • Anti - Ameri-terorist-can says:

        Randy Couture is a biased f**K..he’s just upset that Machida tuned in seconds with that front kick and retired his old steroid using ass (yeah I know he didn’t get caught)..Machida gave JBJ his best fight to date and even JBJ admits Machida is a tricky fight for him..Also, Dan “TRT for years Now” Henderson will not stand a chance against JBJ..the only chance he has is the HBomb in the first two rounds after which he will gass and get messed up by JBJ…anyhow, why do we even listen to this Randy “there’s nothing natural about him ” couture dude…I know he won championships back in the day but at the end of it all all he did was rely on the TRT and his dirty boxing..boring ass fighter and far too biased..but Americans love the lick the nuts of their countrymen..what else can I say..

        • SinCe 2004 says:

          ++1

        • Tommy gunnz says:

          Stop licking

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    • Tommy gunnz says:

      Agree,if ur a true mma fan u would know that every time he predicts a fight he’s right.

  3. Greg says:

    Yikes. All due respect, Jones is on his way up. Young, strong, quick, adaptable. Hendo is tough. Hendo has the strong chance of winning, Jones doesn’t want to lose. I hope it’s a better fight than Jones’s last fight.

  4. mmahawk says:

    I like and respect Randy….but he never seems to pick a winner. He said Sonnen was going to beat Silva….because of his superior wrestling. Now it’s Henderson over Jones? For the same reason.

    I seem to recall that Randy picked Hendo over Silva too….hmm…wonder how that turned out.

    I’m not discounting that Hendo can win, only the likelihood that he will. I say Jones in 2 by sub.

  5. Taylor Welch says:

    he said rashad was gonna win too

  6. Taylor Welch says:

    he also said rashad was gonna win

  7. Bigdawg says:

    I doubt Jones would lose to Sheilds and he didnt lose to Rampage . And Dan hardley beat Shogun. So I guess our right Randy … how about Dan having to fight Machida first ..He wouldnt agree to it I bet ..How about when you lose a title shot the next in line having to fight you to get the next title shot . That would be more interesting ..Rashard Vs Henderson . Rampage Vs Rua ..Those fights seem heaps better than a lottery ticket chance of Dan winning.. Dan will get submitted before round 2 is over. Choked out cold.. Wait and see..

  8. Bjj BB says:

    We all know randy the old, always go’s for the person who did not beat him, or he trains with or is from his era and is a wrestler. That being said, SHUT THE FUCK UP RANDY!! HAHA!!

  9. Clueless says:

    Either JJ gets H bombed and knocked out cold in the first round or Hendo loses by sub

  10. Mark Munoz is a joke says:

    Randy couture has. Been using steroids
    For years .. That’s why he ain’t shit

  11. FitchIsACoward says:

    Couture vs Jones if Hendo wins. Hendo vs Bisping 2 if Jones wins. I’m not sure who I’d rather see win.

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