UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has plans on making history September 1 at UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson. “Bones” will defend his title in the main event against Dan Henderson.
“I feel very confident that I’m gonna be the first guy to TKO him,” Jones said. “I’m gonna slowly and methodically hit him one hit at a time until he decides that his body’s hurting and he wants the fight to be over. Nature will take its course.”
Henderson has never been stopped via knockout or technical knockout in 37 fights. He has been submitted three times and lost eight other bouts by decision.
Jones owns eight career knockout victories, and five more by submission. He stopped such former UFC champions as Lyoto Machida (submission), Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (submission) and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (TKO).
“It’ll be like walking into a dark room,” Jones said. “He won’t know what to expect.”
Sully Sullivan contributed to this article.