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UFC NEWS – UFC Eyes April For Jones Return: Evans, Davis or Henderson Possible Opponents


It appears as if UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones will have to wait until April for his return to action.

Originally wanting to take some time off after a rough 2011 schedule, the champ came out this month stating his desires to return to action as soon as possible.

UFC officials are willing to grant the champ his wish, however the soonest they are prepared to book him is for an April appearance. As it sits now the only April show officially announced by promotion officials is UFC 146 set for Atlanta Georgia.

Later this month Rashad Evans faces Phil Davis in a number one contender bout. The consensus is that should Evans come out of the bout victorious and injury free that he will be next to face Jones. However, if Evans fails to capture victory or walk away from the bout healthy the person next in line is Dan Henderson.

Until Evans and Davis face off on UFC on Fox 2 they champion’s next opponent is yet to be determined, but something tells me Dan Henderson just turned into a huge Phil Davis fan.

Stay tuned to BJPENN.COM as we follow this story and figure out the who what why and where’s for the champ Jon Jones.

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34 Comments to UFC NEWS – UFC Eyes April For Jones Return: Evans, Davis or Henderson Possible Opponents

  1. Chartmonster! says:

    Guarantee it’ll be Hendo as the next opponent for bones. Rashad n Davis will bust each other up and go to a decision just bc they’re both wrestlers or rashad might pull off an unexpected face kick. Highly unlikely against Davis.

  2. Josh Koshchek is a felcher says:

    I wanna see Dan Henderson fight Chael Sonnen after he gets past Munoz to see who really deserves a rematch with A. Silva. You gotta admit that would be a hell of a fight.

    • Chartmonster! says:

      Is Dan coming down to 185? Or did u forget there are weight classes in the UFC? You didnt hear Anderson won’t be fighting anymore bc Chael put him into retirement.

      • bubblegumcheese says:

        man get the fuck out of here with your ignorant comments, that have no truth whatsoeve. Anderson silva most likely has 3 to 4 fights left, as of now there is only 2 fights left on his contract. mark my words 37 years old or not the motherfucker is going out on top! no one even comes close in skill, hell half his opponents cant even seem to land a punch cause hes to good at dodging them. anyway you dont know shit about this sport so you should probably stop with your bullshit and take the peanutbutter out of your mouth. anderson silva would fuck you up *****

        • DBKlein69 says:

          chael didn’t seem to have a problem landing a punch. he knocked anderson down twice. andyboy didn’t have alot of luck dodging chael’s punches, or his takedowns for that matter.
          as far as andyboy silva going out on top, that is exactly what him and his manager ed soares are trying to orchestrate. hence the phantom shoulder injury and now of course the mysterious lower back injury. andy knows first hand how it feels to be locked in a cage with chael sonnen and he will do whatever he can to make sure that never happens again.
          and lets be honest, can u really blame him? picture that happening to u. getting knocked down and tossed around like a ragdoll. i mean just abused. on ur back for 98% of the fight. that had to be humiliating.

        • Mayor of Deviance says:

          You sir, listen to way too many Chael Sonnen shit-talking standup comed..err interviews.

    • DAMN! says:

      Not happening. Both of them train together at Team Quest.

  3. CanILive says:

    maybe the blackzillians just do make weight at all this year

  4. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    It’s most likely going to be Hendo since Rashad keeps injuring himself. It will NOT be Davis! His stand up sucks and is worse than Brock Lesnar’s. If Davis some how gets the title shot, Jones will eat him alive.

  5. Ruben says:

    Homo jones fears Rashad

    • ur an idiot says:

      ya thats why jones took his last bout on short rest to face rashad just to have rashad pull out…… ur an idiot

      • Fuck you says:

        Actually Jones pulled out and the Phil Davis was given to Rashad and the Tito after Davis got injured. I am a Evans fan by no means but he has not bitched out of the fight

    • Christian says:

      Homo jones…? Really? You couldn’t come up with something better than that?

  6. daveee says:

    i think phil davis is going shock the world and beat rashad.//i think eveans is so over rATED./.he had troubl with tito and loook what lil nog did..there is no way he should be ranked 2…i think it will be phils davis or hendo.///but i dont see anyone touching jones for long long time…he is going on a run longer then anderson silva…and he is younger and hungryer so he wil fight more often..in 1 year he will fight what anderson does in 2 years

    • DBKlein69 says:

      anderson silva is afraid of chael p. sonnen

      • bubblegumcheese says:

        anderson sivla would fuck him up in a rematch. he came into that fight training like always and ill admit silva underestimated the dude but sorry he did do enough most of the time when he was on top his punches were being thrown around 50-60 percent. not nearly enough to stop anderson, if you look at when he has silves back and is punching him, the lookon silvas face was something like ” is this guy fucking serious right now. yes he popped anderson a few times, even got him down, but if you saw anything you would have seen anderson connecting plenty of times. anderson is a better all around fighter, i mean just look at the end of that fight, say its lucky all you want, he escaped by the skin of his teeth whatever but the fact of the matter is that he won out of pure 100% hard work,dedication and skill and being more focused. not luck. and now if they rematch ever i can promise you anderson trains balls to the wall all out and come out and fucks sonnen up within the first 2 rounds

        • DBKlein69 says:

          yes u can promise. i can promise that u are a retard who clearly cant seem to accept the fact that chael is a world class wrestler and silva cannot wrestle. unless ur name is gsp, that isn’t something u can pick up on overnight, or even in a year for that matter. silva could not and cannot stop chael’s takedowns. period. he cant even stand with chael. they stood for quite a few mins and how many times did andyboy knock chael down? zero. none. meanwhile, chael knocked anderson on his ass twice. there’s a reason andyboy doesn’t wanna fight chael again. and u know it.

        • Ben Clemons says:

          Thanx…….Chael is a monster and is far superior to anderson “the washed up spider” his opponents were pushovers……anyone he struggled with Chael dominated………

    • @daveeee says:

      In my opinion anybody who thinks Rashad Evans is underrated is either basing this assumption on prejudice towards Rashad or simply doesn’t know anything about mma. How can you even say Rashad isn’t number 2 in the division when the man is 16-1-1 and Jones has already beaten most other competition at LHW. Unless of course you don’t think its impressive that he’s beaten Bonnar, Bisping, Liddell, Griffin, Thiago Silva, Rampage, and Tito. I’m not sure if you even watched the second Ortiz fight but to me Rashad looked incredible and beat a rejuvenated Tito coming off a high profile win. Jon Jones is the real deal and I don’t see anybody beating him for a while but if anyone is going to do it it’s Rashad. He’s a complete fighter with great wrestling and great standup and he’s trained with Jones in the past.

      • mmaislandjunkie says:

        rashad looked like crap v rampage and thiago but he looked incredible vs tito 2. but tito actually landed on rashad in that fight, if jones lands anything on rashad its nitey nite. i honestly dont think he wants that fight and hes just talkin smack (rashad of jones), a lot easier fighting guys like phil davis and collectin ur paycheck.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I agree with both of you that he looked incredible against Tito in their last match. My only concern is that Rashad won’t be able to take the damage that Shogun and Rampage could take against Jones. I think one spinning elbow and Rashad might be done.

          If Rashad pushes the pace like Machida and tries to take him down it might be more competitive than people think. I still think Hendo has a better chance than Rashad.

        • J says:

          mmaislandjunkie just so you know jones isnt putting no one to sleep with those soft ass hands

        • DBKlein69 says:

          those soft ass hands dropped shogun and made him tap the mat for mercy.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          By the end of 2012, he is going to be hell to deal with. Jones gets one punch KO power and it’s lights out for the lhw division.

          Btw I don’t like Jones.

  7. Donnybrook says:

    Doesn’t matter who they put in front of Jones… he’ll SMASH them!

  8. Cocodrilo says:

    Hendo is a beast, And looks like he getting better with age. I still don’t think anyone right now is taking Jones down. Slowly he destroying all the names he suppose to take out for respect…………..not beating …..destroying. I would love to see him and Anderson Silva in the Octagon.

    • DBKlein69 says:

      we’ll never see him and anderson silva in the octagon because silva is afraid to fight jones, which is why he said “i wont fight jon jones because we are friends”….meanwhile they really aren’t friends at all. u see, andyboy wants his next 2 fights to be bisping and munoz, giving him the best chance to win. the last ppl in the world he wants to fight is jon jones and chael sonnen.

    • DBKlein69 says:

      we’ll never see him and anderson silva in the octagon because silva is afraid to fight jones, which is why he said “i wont fight jon jones because we are friends”….meanwhile they really aren’t friends at all. u see, andyboy wants his next 2 fights to be bisping and munoz, giving him the best chance to win. the last ppl in the world he wants to fight is jon jones and chael p. sonnen.

    • DBKlein69 says:

      we’ll never see him and anderson silva in the octagon because silva is afraid to fight jones, which is why he said “i wont fight jon jones because we are friends”….meanwhile they really aren’t friends at all. u see, andyboy wants his next 2 fights to be bisping and munoz, giving him the best chance to win. the last ppl in the world he wants to fight is jon jones and chael p. sonnen

  9. bjpennisafuckwit says:

    just thought i’d let you know bj penn is a fucken loser, fuck him and his whole training camp

  10. ktfo says:

    wat da fuck is wrong wit dis loser????bj is a loser???? tough words from a queer dat doesnt even fight. the shittiest fighter in the world would smash this fag. who the fuck do u think u are?????i know who this is one of cesars dick suckers from the 209..lmao…

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