Dan Henderson Named Next Challenger For Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

April 21, 2012 11:43 pm by Pedro Carrasco

He has waited for his chance and following tonight’s UFC 145 main event he has got it.

Dan Henderson has been named as the next challenger for the UFC’s light-heavyweight title currently held by Jon Jones.

After his departure from the UFC, Dan Henderson successfully climbed the Strikeforce ranks to earn the Strikeforce light-heavyweight title. He then went on to finish long-time heavyweight king, Fedor Emelianenko to culminate his relationship with the UFC sister promotion.

After leaving Strikeforce as the reigning king, he came back to the UFC and took out Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in a five round war many have dubbed the best fight in MMA history.

Dana White announced the proposed matchup during tonight’s UFC 145 post-fight press conference.

“We told Dan Henderson he would fight the winner of this fight, yes,” White said.

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