In his next bout in the UFC 151 main event Henderson faces Jon Jones for the UFC Light-Heavyweight title. Going into the bout Henderson feels like he is being overlooked however he admits it doesn’t bother him and intends to take his opportunity.
“I’m sure I’ve been overlooked and it doesn’t bother me, and I don’t mind at all. I know that I have a date to fight him and I’m going to make the best of it,”
The champion Jones has looked unstoppable tearing his way through the Light-Heavyweight division finishing six of his last seven bouts. However Henderson thinks Jones does a number of things he can capitalize on.
“There’s a number of things that I think I can capitalize on, but again it’s a matter of me making sure I stick to my game plan and fighting my fight,”
Jones has stated in the build-up to the fight Henderson may have to worry about his one-punch knockout power. Henderson admits he would love Jones to come out swinging for the knockout but thinks when fight time comes Jones will be looking to take him down.
“I would definitely like for him to come out and try to knock me out, because I wouldn’t have to chase him around that way, but I’m pretty sure he’s going to come out and try to take me down. He’s going to want to try and put me on my back, try to get me tired doing that,”
Jones has used his huge reach expertly in his UFC career and has taken little damage as a result . Henderson plans to put Jones under pressure and plans to see what the champion is really made of.
“Maybe he can take a pretty good punch, maybe he bounces back after getting beat up for a little while, who knows,” said Henderson. “I’m definitely planning on seeing what he really is made of.”
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