Jon Jones Believes Dan Henderson Offers Challenges, Not Problems

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones can move closer to making history when he takes on Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in September.

After taking out three former champions with successful title defenses, Jones can add Henderson to his list with a victory in Las Vegas.

Currently, with training winding down, “Bones” was asked about his biggest concerns entering the fight with Henderson, a former Pride champion.

“He doesn’t offer problems, but challenges to rise up to and it’ll be exciting,” said Jones, while appearing on Fuel TV over the weekend. “He’s got strong wrestling and a good overhand right, but nothing I haven’t seen before.”

Jones has finished Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida, while earning a decision victory over Rashad Evans since winning the belt via TKO over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

While Jones is very confident in his own abilities, he does understand that Henderson brings a very strong resume to the Octagon.

“He’s right up there. He ranks as high as anyone I’ve fought in the last year,” Jones said. “He’s been a champion of other organizations. He’s beat the best like Fedor (Emelianenko) and ‘Shogun.’”

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