Dana White Thinks There Will Always Be Contenders For Jon Jones At Light-Heavyweight | UFC News

August 3, 2012 2:08 am by Jamie McAllister

By Jamie McAllister
UFC President Dana White comments at the UFC on Fox 4 press conference.

March 19, 2011 Jon Jones defeated Shogun Rua to claim the UFC Light-Heavyweight Title. Since then Jones has gone on to finish Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida and dominate former teammate Rashad Evans.

Jones next defends his title at UFC 151 against Dan Henderson and with a victory it looks like he could be facing a former opponent. UFC President Dana White earlier this week announced that whoever impresses most in the UFC On FOX 4 headlining bouts will claim a title shot. The main event features Brandon Vera and Shogun Rua, Jones has already finished and dominated both fighters. Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader are also in with a chance of a title shot, Jones has also defeated and finished both fighters.

It could be argued that the Light-Heavyweight division is running low on contenders but UFC President Dana White does not think so.

“That is what we have been saying about Anderson Silva since 2006. There’s always contenders, there’s always a new guy. It’s up to these guys on Saturday night. They have to go in there and they have to deliver. You know how it is, you know how this is. Every time somebody says that one of these fights is off the charts on Saturday. I mean, “Shogun” Rua had the fight of the year last year, it was a war against Dan Henderson who is now fighting “Bones” Jones for the title. How quickly we forget everybody, we will see what happens on Saturday. Again, don’t judge fights until they happen. And you know, if it sucks on Saturday, I will be the first one standing up here and letting you know.”

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