UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has had enough of Dan Henderson’s talking. The two are set to square off in the main event of UFC 151 in September, and “Hendo” has been very outspoken against “Bones” in the past few weeks.
“No clue why Dan Henderson decided to be so disrespectful to me leading up to this fight, but it is what it is, I could use the motivation,” Jones posted on his Twitter account recently. “The dudes done so much for the sport, I’m not even trying to come at him like that. I did enough trash talking with (Quinton Jackson) & (Rashad) Evans. FYI Henderson’s mouth isn’t bothering me at all, I just figured with all his experience he’d be over stuff like that.”
Jones has defeated the likes of Lyoto Machida, Jackson and Evans – all former UFC light heavyweight champions – since claiming the belt from Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Henderson, meanwhile, secured his status as No. 1 contender when he defeated Rua.
Henderson told Tatame in a recent interview, “(Jones) is what he is and I enjoy fighting guys like that, that are a little bit cocky. It’s fun to put them in their place.”