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    Default Jon Jones vs Dan Henderson booked for UFC 151 in Vegas on September 1

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    Get ready for a Light Heavyweight delight this upcoming Labor Day weekend.

    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White just announced that his brightest star, Jon Jones, will defend his 205-pound title for the fourth time in 12 months when he collides with mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Dan Henderson on Sept. 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    No specific venue is known at this time. Nor were any other specific details announced; however, the super showdown will certainly headline the UFC 151 fight card.

    Jones most recently toppled former Jackson's MMA stablemate Rashad Evans at UFC 145 in Atlanta, Ga., on April 21, 2012, earning a unanimous decision on the judges scorecards and perhaps the distinction as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.

    Sounds silly, considering "Bones" is just 24-years-young, but there is nothing silly about a dangerous man who has ripped through a Murderer's Row of former champions that includes Evans, Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Rua in devastating fashion.

    Henderson, a former dual Pride FC champion and sure-fire Hall of Fame inductee, would be another major feather in a very crowded cap.


    With a sensational, "Fight of the Year" performance in a win over the aforementioned Rua in Nov. 2011, Henderson punched his ticket to most likely his last championship fight inside the Octagon. He's already had two bites at the UFC championship apple, back-to-back fights that he lost against Jackson in 2007 (Unanimous Decision) and then Anderson Silva in 2008 (Submission).

    Henderson, who will be 42 years old by the time fight night rolls around, has won four consecutive fights, which includes victories over Fedor Emelianenko and Rafael Cavalcante, who he finished to win the Strikeforce 205-pound world title.

    New Age vs. Old Guard, The Future vs. The Past, Youth vs. Experience, Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson: Who ya' got?
    Andy Wang #1 P4P

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    After this fight it would be nice to see jones fight a guy actually in his prime. Jones always seems to be fighting the older guys. You could argue bader but bader isn't elite either . Shogun-past, rampage- past, machida& rashad- over 30 years old, better days behind them. Give him gustaffson. He'll probably get chuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemony Snicket View Post
    After this fight it would be nice to see jones fight a guy actually in his prime. Jones always seems to be fighting the older guys. You could argue bader but bader isn't elite either . Shogun-past, rampage- past, machida& rashad- over 30 years old, better days behind them. Give him gustaffson. He'll probably get chuck.
    lol...

    Back when Shogun had the belt, everyone was signing the praises of how fantastic it was that Shogun, Rashad, Machida, and Rampage were all in the same division, and they were right.

    The only young divisions in MMA right now are 155 and below. Most of the MW top 10 is over 30, same thing with Heavyweight. WW top 10 is about 50% under 30, but guys like Condit, Nick and Ellenberger all have over 30 fights.

    205 is the toughest division in MMA. Dan Henderson is one of the top p4p fighters in the world and nobody thinks he has a chance to win this fight.

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    I'm also wondering about Jones' next opponent. He's a lock to beat Henderson.

    Although, eventually, he will begin to take competitors too lightly. It almost always happens, but I doubt that critical mistake begins with Hendo.

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    Lets go old man strength don't let us down@#!!!

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    LHW cannot be both devoid of young talent, and stocked with guys past their or prime or stuck at mediocre and still be the toughest division in the ufc. As far as fighters under the age of 30 go, its basically jones and Alex. Everyone else is either underwhelming or an old timer. LHW is alarmingly bad IMO. They need to do another tuf LHW season and replenish the division a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPD View Post
    Lets go old man strength don't let us down@#!!!
    I think you mean young man strength. He might be old for a fighter but artificially increases his testosterone.

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    After this Jones is going to be in a strange limbo. He will be too small to make his move up to HW, but will have cleared out all of the 205 contenders. I vote the UFC starts using his mainstream popularity for FOX ratings. No one is going to beat him so we might as well have Chuck vs. Jones on network television for pure entertainment value.

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    They could toss him a HW bone, like Silva vs. Forrest.

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    Alex does deserve a shot. And in Alex he faces a fighter his same age with far more athleticism and tools than any other of his opponents.

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