UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson was lined up for a crack at champion Jon Jones last fall before fate intervened. Henderson was injured leading up to the bout, then saw Jones sidelined for health-related reasons after he’d recovered. The situation resulted in a bout between “Hendo” and Lyoto Machida seeing the latter score a Split Decision win, thus laying Henderson’s hopes of a title-shot to waste.
Henderson has a chance to insert his name back in the contendership discussion in a little more than a week when he meats Rashad Evans at UFC 161. The 42-year old fan-favorite spoke to Bleacher Report about the tilt, stating he’s set on scoring an impressive stoppage in hopes of earning an opportunity he already saw slip through his fingers.
“I feel like if I do have an impressive win then I’m right back in there. I think a not so great performance but a win does something for me, but not a lot. I’m sure I’ll just fight somebody else at that point. An impressive win over Rashad would possibly put me right in there. That’s still one of my goals, that’s why I’m doing this.”
“I definitely have some unfinished business with Jon Jones. Hopefully that happens for myself, Jon Jones and the fans.”
SOURCE: Bleacher Report
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