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Dan Henderson: Shogun First Then Jon Jones

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If there’s one thing you can say about Dan Henderson, it’s that he doesn’t back down from a challenge.

The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion has faced some of the best fighters in the world at 185 and 205 pounds, and even made a trip to heavyweight for his most recent fight where he knocked out former pound-for-pound king Fedor Emelianenko.

So it should be no surprise that when he signed his new deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Henderson asked to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Henderson saw no need in wasting time, so he wanted to get a title shot on day one, but when he was offered Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 139 instead, he happily accepted.

“I actually would have rather been in a fight for the title, but this fight excites me too. Shogun’s a tough guy, and it’s gonna be a big challenge,” Henderson told MMAWeekly Radio recently. Link

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Post #1   11/15/11 10:54:01AM   

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And a fat payout for me once shogun ends this tko 2

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Post #2   11/15/11 10:57:28AM   

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this fight can't happen soon enough. what a great way to end 4 straight weekends of UFC fights.

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I'm really looking forward to this card. Hendo vs Shogun should deliver the goods. Actually, almost all the fights on the main card are gonna be exciting as hell. Really looking forward to Faber and Bowles as well.

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Post #4   11/15/11 12:00:09PM   

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Hendo vs Shogun should be epic. I just wish soccer kicks were allowed Here's to hoping these guys come out looking for blood

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Post #5   11/15/11 12:06:13PM   

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Evans gets first crack.
Glad to see evans and henderson next on jones hit list
May be jones only two opponents for next year

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Henderson should dominate Rua, his style matches up too well against him. It will either be a TKO or a clear cut decision win for Henderson, and while I think he'd be a good match for Jones I don't see him taking the title.

Post #7   11/15/11 2:26:18PM   

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Dont think this is an easy fight for henderson because with his age the grappling takes a toll more on his body trying to outwrestle younger guys. Hell hang it out and i cant freaking wait! Both could get stopped here i think. Shoguns really gonnaneed to be the faster more accurate striker with aggression to tiré hendo. Its gonna be freakin nasty. Brawl of the year! Greatest fight at the end of the year i think its so epic.

And If hendo wins i see no problem with a jones fight tho i think winner should've fight rashad and give jones a rest til may or early summer unless he wants hurry up and bang em out to bump up to heavyweight.

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If i'm picking this fight safely I have to go with Hendo.
Nothing against Shogun,the guy is a legend and as tough as they come but the problem with Rua is consistency. Something that Dan has showed us time after time.
When Shogun is in top form he's game but the problem is you have to wonder if he'll be in that form. If he is this fight is going to be fireworks. If not it could be a bore.

I think it can go either way but performance wise I have to pick Hendo.

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and then Anderson Silva

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Posted by mrsmiley

If i'm picking this fight safely I have to go with Hendo.
Nothing against Shogun,the guy is a legend and as tough as they come but the problem with Rua is consistency. Something that Dan has showed us time after time.
When Shogun is in top form he's game but the problem is you have to wonder if he'll be in that form. If he is this fight is going to be fireworks. If not it could be a bore.

I think it can go either way but performance wise I have to pick Hendo.



His inconsistency is due to his health problems. He always looks bad coming off a long lay off and then he looks great in his next fight.

He's going to be in top form here.

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Posted by prophecy033

Hendo vs Shogun should be epic. I just wish soccer kicks were allowed Here's to hoping these guys come out looking for blood



Soccer Kicks, I want the stomps as well

Post #12   11/15/11 10:47:56PM   

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Well actually I will pick Hendo unless he gets hit in the back of the head in an exchange...Hendo will fight Rua like he did Fedor and avoid the right hand and prolly connect with his own...

Post #13   11/16/11 1:05:50AM   

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hendo wins by mauling. shogun aint what he used to be and hendo is still as good as ever. WAR HENDO!!

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nothing elses to say but hendos chin is too good

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