Talk of a Jon Jones-Dan Henderson bout for the UFC light heavyweight championship appears to be just that, as UFC president Dana White told the world on the Jim Rome Show that Rashad Evans remains the No. 1 contender. Evans has an upcoming match on later this month against Phil Davis in the main event of UFC on FOX 2.
“We’re working on it now. We’re going to obviously see what happens in this Rashad fight at the end of the month,” White said (thanks to MMAMania.com for transcribing). “If Rashad wins, if Rashad comes out injury free, we’ll get the Jon ‘Bones’ Jones vs. Rashad Evans fight going.”
UFC on FOX 2 takes place January 28 from Chicago, Illinois. Evans has been awaiting a chance to reclaim his belt for well over a year now, as injuries have forced him to miss several championship opportunities.
Jones and Evans have a long history together, as the two were once teammates under Greg Jackson’s leadership. A falling out occurred after Jones won the UFC 205-pound title, and the two have exchanged words on several occasions.