Let me go on record by stating if Dan Henderson defeats Jon Jones in his upcoming title fight, I will name my first born ‘Hendo.’ That is, if I decide to actually bring a human into a world devoid of cartridge-based videogame systems and Surge soft drinks. I think I’ll hold off on the whole kid thing — there’s still a plethora of irresponsible and selfish activities I need to illegally engage in.
The fight you’ve always suspected will occur in the future is now a verified reality. During the UFC 145 post-fight press conference, Dana White confirmed Jon Jones’ next opponent will be the 41-year-old potential GOAT, Hollywood Henderson. Yes, that was his real nickname back in the day. People also called Hendo ‘Decision Dan,’ not because he was involved in decisions, but because he was always on the raw end of a decision. Look at me, dropping knowledge like I knocked over a rack of encyclopedias.
Hendo sat down with USA Today shortly after UFC 145 to talk about his newly acquired title shot, break down what Rashad Evans did wrong against the champion, and above all else state exactly what he will do in his fight with Jon Jones.
“You’ve really got to get inside and fight with him and end up in the clinch with him a lot,” said Henderson. “Jones is better than most guys in the clinch. … (But) that’s where I’m most comfortable. At the same time I need to be real careful with catching one of those goofy elbows that he throws.”
Hey, Dan Henderson wouldn’t own ClinchGear if he wasn’t really nasty with the clinch. There’s no set date for Hendo vs. Bones, but we’re assuming that it will happen on a television set near you.