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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.

Photo credit: James Law/MMA Fighting

  • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

    I think rashad can beat Jones as well,I think rashad winning would also be a little easier on Henderson if hendo gets that title shot after Jones/Evans,for some reason I can’t see many people beating Jones except rashad and hendo and I’d even go as far as saying shogun could beat him in a rematch with his experience and if he can be 100%

    • Ben Rage

      I agree on all points. 

    • Miranduh

      Let’s assume this fight doesn’t hit the floor, does Rashad really have a chance of beating Jones? I can’t see it happening. Just as I can’t see Rashad holding Jones down for 5 rounds. I mean, this might be the first fight that’ll go to a five round decision, but I doubt it. Same thing with Henderson, nothing about his style convinces me that he can beat Jones.

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