(Remember when this happened? Yeah, that was kind of awesome.)
We’ve known for some time now that Dan Henderson will get the next chance to dethrone young phenom 205 pound UFC champ Jon Jones, and now we have an idea of when that will happen. “On Thursday afternoon, UFC president Dana White said that the organization was targeting an early September date for the UFC light-heavyweight champion’s next title defense, likely on Labor Day weekend,” MMA Fighting’s Mike Chiappetta reports.
“The UFC currently has no September 1 show on its official schedule, but if and when it gets added, future Hall of Famer Dan Henderson is on deck in the challenger’s role.”
Details and bad-ass highlight videos after the jump.
Jones fought four times in 2011 and last month successfully defended his light heavyweight title against former training partner Rashad Evans. Henderson last fought and won a razor-thin decision over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last November in arguably the best fight in MMA history.
Who do you think takes this one, nation? Check out the highlight videos below and let us know!
Dan Henderson Highlight Video:
Jon Jones Highlight video: