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Old 01-09-2012, 07:04 PM
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Default Jon Jones Itching to Fight, So Dan Henderson May Be Next

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Dan Henderson may have leapfrogged Rashad Evans as the No. 1 contender in the UFC light heavyweight division.

With champion Jon Jones now saying that he wants to fight as soon as he can -- changing his mind after previously saying he needed some time off following a very busy 2011 -- it appears likely that Henderson will get the next crack at the champion, and Evans' quest for the belt will have to wait.

UFC President Dana White said on ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas that Jones had called him and said he's hoping to get back into the Octagon as soon as possible. Evans is already booked for a January 28 fight on Fox against Phil Davis, so Henderson may get the next title fight.

"He had said he wanted to take some time off (but) he called about four days ago and said, 'OK, let's go. ... Let's get back to work. I'm ready to get productive again,'" White said of Jones. "He wants to fight as soon as possible."

Based on the UFC's calendar, as soon as possible would likely be UFC 145, on March 24 in Montreal. That fight still needs a main event, and Jones vs. Henderson would be a big one.

"We've got to see how this thing plays out but what could end up happening is Dan Henderson fights Jon Jones first," White said.

But some would say it would be unfair to Evans: A former light heavyweight champion, Evans has been waiting for a title shot and wants to fight Jones, his former friend and teammate. The UFC has promoted Evans vs. Davis as the opportunity for Evans to earn his shot at Jones, but if the UFC wants to book Jones in the first quarter of 2012, then Evans is going to have to wait.

One way or another, White said, the light heavyweight division has plenty of challengers who can contend for Jones's belt. If Henderson gets the next shot, that just means the winner of the Evans vs. Davis fight would be first in line to face the winner of Jones vs. Henderson.

"I think we have a ton of guys," White said. "It's not like everything depends on one guy or two guys. The great thing about us is we've got 10 of 15 guys so it's never like we have to depend on one person."
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:33 PM
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Dan would eat that kid alive !

well maybe eat him alive might be a bit of a strong statement...

more like win by KO....or maybe TKO....or maybe by UD...

all i know for sure is he will get his fair share of licks in...maybe in a losing effort though...
come to think of it i dont really think Dan stands much of a chance.

Jones by KO in the 1st. i say !

or TKO in the 2nd...

or maybe UD.

guess i will just have to wait and see.
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Dan would eat that kid alive !

well maybe eat him alive might be a bit of a strong statement...

more like win by KO....or maybe TKO....or maybe by UD...

all i know for sure is he will get his fair share of licks in...maybe in a losing effort though...
come to think of it i dont really think Dan stands much of a chance.

Jones by KO in the 1st. i say !

or TKO in the 2nd...

or maybe UD.

guess i will just have to wait and see.
Haha, well played, sir!
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We all know I don't like either of them 2, but Jones wins this. Any way he wants. He will tire out Hendo...
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Dan would eat that kid alive !

well maybe eat him alive might be a bit of a strong statement...

more like win by KO....or maybe TKO....or maybe by UD...

all i know for sure is he will get his fair share of licks in...maybe in a losing effort though...
come to think of it i dont really think Dan stands much of a chance.

Jones by KO in the 1st. i say !

or TKO in the 2nd...

or maybe UD.

guess i will just have to wait and see.


I think you covered all bases there, Brad!

I'd love to see that fight but I'd be a nervous wreck since I'm a big fan of both guys.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:24 PM
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I really like Hendo too. I can't see him winning though unless it's the punchers chance. Jones tore through Shogun and Dan couldn't finish Shogun. Jones looks like he has good enough cardio. He's a better striker then Shogun and has a good ground game. I don't know.
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how does dan do against someone with great takedowns? hmm ... jake shields beat him .. jones take this easy and sends TRT hendo into retirement ..
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how does dan do against someone with great takedowns? hmm ... jake shields beat him .. jones take this easy and sends TRT hendo into retirement ..
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:48 PM
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Not a good fight for Hendo, he was exhausted after the Shogun fight and Shogun is not known for his cardio. JBJ will destroy Henderson in no time....Bad match up.
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I see Jones get a lot of hate now (when he got barely any this time last year)...and whatever the reasons for that, I think it has more to do with him tearing through people's favorites. and the more successful you are, the more haters you will have.

But even if you don't like him, you have to acknowledge what he has been able to accomplish. And you also have to admit that it is awesome seeing a champ who is willing to fight as often as he does. He fought 3 weeks ago, and then wanted to take some time off, 3 weeks later, he decides he can't wait to get back to it again. It's nice to see and I love it, wish all champions would fight 3-4 times a year
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