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Dan Henderson Feels Rashad Evans Has What It Takes To Defeat Jon Jones

Count Dan Henderson among the minority around MMA, as “Hendo” feels Rashad Evans can take Jon Jones down and defeat the UFC light heavyweight champion.

Evans will face Jones at UFC 145 on April 21, with the winner likely to meet Henderson later this year barring any serious injury.

In a recent interview with ESPN’s United Kingdom staff, Henderson explained why he feels “Suga” has a chance against the phenom that is “Bones.”

Don’t count out Rashad Evans. Rashad is a good fighter too. He will definitely put Jones on his back if he fights like he did against Phil Davis. Rashad’s the better wrestler, it’s just that Jones is awkward. But Jones wouldn’t be able to stop him from taking him down for that long.

Henderson earned his shot at a UFC belt by defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last year. He has waited on the sidelines for a chance to cash in his opportunity, and will do so as soon as possible. Henderson against either Evans or Jones would make for an exciting fight, as all three are sound wrestlers who hold power in their strikes.

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