Dana White: Dan Henderson is next for Jon JonesPosted on April 22, 2012, 06:45 AM by Anton Gurevich
After defeating Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 145, Jon Jones has already learned the identity of his next opponent inside the Octagon. Multi-time champ and MMA legend, Dan Henderson, is next in line for "Bones", that's according to the UFC President Dana White, who confirmed the match-up during UFC 145 post-fight press conference.
The fight between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson is expected to take place later this year, most likely in August. This will be Jon Jones fourth title defense, after victimizing three former champions in Rampage Jackson, Lyoto Machida, and Rashad Evans.
Nicknamed by yours truly as "Mr. Pound-for-Pound", Henderson won the UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament back in 1998, held both 205 and 185 titles in PRIDE, won the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title from the hands of Feijao Cavalcante, and went up to Heavyweight, weighing 207lbs, to defeat the all-time great Fedor Emelianenko.
Hendo will be the most decorated fighter Jones has ever faced inside the UFC Octagon.
It looks like the young gun Alexander Gustafsson will have to wait for his shot at the title. Rogerio Nogueira, Ryan Bader, Rampage Jackson, and maybe even Rashad Evans could be next for "The Mauler", who convincingly defeated Thiago Silva at UFC on Fuel TV 2.