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Dana White: “In no way, shape or form am I discounting (Dan) Henderson winning this fight.”

Dan Henderson has been inside the cage with many of the biggest names ever in MMA. Henderson, a former Olympic wrestling alternate, has defeated such foes as Fedor Emelianenko, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Wanderlei Silva, Rich Franklin and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Despite his accomplishments, come September 1 “Hendo” will attempt to claim his first-ever UFC championship when he meets Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at UFC 151.

After the post-event presser for this weekend’s UFC 150 card had concluded, UFC President Dana White was called out by media for saying the most impressive 205-pound winner at UFC on FOX 4 would receive a shot at Jones, possibly hinting at the notion of him favoring “Bones” in the upcpoming bout.

“That’s crazy. In no way, shape or form am I discounting Henderson winning this fight,” said White. “Henderson can win this fight. He has knockout power in both hands, great wrestling, a good chin and he’s not afraid to mix it up with anybody.”

“He will go until he either gets stopped or stops Jones,” added White. “This is not a gimme fight, not even close.”

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5 COMMENTS
  • Creature says:

    Anyone who would completely count out someone like Hendo in a fight is just retarded. I honestly believe that even if he doesnt beat Jones, he will give him the toughest fight hes had in the Octagon so far. Never count out a man with an indestructible chin, unwavering heart, and a warhead packed into each of his hands.

    WAR Hendo.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    I think hendos got a better chance than daniel c due to his experience. Im picking hendo in this fight. id like to see jj in the lhw mix and michida vs hendo dont sound bad.im hoping theres a good co main event to go with this one.

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  • sides666 says:

    i just checked out the rest of the card and wow is it mediocre. i will of course still rent it but i sure hope some of these guys step up and put on a good show. henderson jones will be good either way. i sure hope dan can pull it off but logic is not on his side.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    *slightly off topic* Did any of you see the twitter battle Dana and Mayhem had on saturday before the fights? About how since Dana didn’t let Mayhem retire he was now a fighter for peace and justice and blah blah, and then Mayhem got arrested today for breaking into a church and destroying the place naked.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Alpha – Mayhem’s pretty clearly gone Martin Lawrence this week..

    Back on topic – I really think Hendo has a shot here. I might place my first MMA bet.

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