Dan Henderson has wanted to wear UFC gold for several years. After being denied a shot at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, Henderson left for Strikeforce.
Now, Henderson’s back, and set to meet Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight crown. The fight goes down September 1 from Las Vegas at UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson.
With a powerful right hand, and a strong wrestling background, “Hendo” believes he can go move-for-move with Jones.
“I think with my style, I feel very comfortable going against his style,” said Henderson, during a recent interview with MMAWeekly.com. “My focus is to win every round, not to land the ‘H-Bomb’ but just to make sure I win every round. If I hit him pretty good along the way, hopefully it knocks him out.”
Henderson is focusing on the length-advantage that Jones has. “Bones” carries one of the longest reaches in the UFC at 84 inches. Henderson has a reach of 71.
“I guess the difference is he’s probably got arms twice as long as everyone else I’ve fought,” Henderson said. “But it’s not rocket science, I’ve been doing it a while.”