Couture leaning towards Henderson over Jones


“I like the fight for Dan,” said Couture in an interview with The MMA Show.

“Obviously Jones is a tall order with a 96-inch reach [actually 84.5] and as athletic and dynamic of an athlete that he is, but I think Dan has two things going for him. One is that right hand, but two, at the end of the day it’s going to be that wrestling mentality — closing the distance, wading through Jon, taking him out of that long-range dynamic striking reach he likes and forcing him to wrestle,” he explained. “Dan was a two-time Olympic wrestler, and I think if he makes Jones wrestle and does it for five rounds he has a real good chance of winning that fight. (Plus) you may see an ‘H-bomb’ hit Jon Jones in the head at anytime with Danny, so I really like that fight for him.”

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Attack Dawg site profile image  

8/19/12 10:36 AM by Attack Dawg

  CoutuRE = CRE  

Elhoffo site profile image  

8/17/12 8:14 PM by Elhoffo

I thought there are close friends I have no idea why Randy would pick Hendo and curse him like that is he not aware of his curse ? I think someone should send Randy a message and ask him to pick JBJ just so the curse can be lifted ! It's what good buddies would do for each other !

MrTamliani site profile image  

8/17/12 7:23 PM by MrTamliani

Noooooooooooooooooooo Randy why?

swany site profile image  

8/17/12 7:18 PM by swany

Couture picks Henderson ... Actual result jones by 9 second ko

Alpha World Peace site profile image  

8/17/12 5:31 PM by Alpha World Peace

U mad, bro?

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8/17/12 5:21 PM by Tranny Yarbrough G(ayest)OAT


MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

8/17/12 5:19 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Of course he will pick Hendo, they're friends.

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8/17/12 5:15 PM by Fabefromfort

I dunno about this one. Got a feeling Hendo somehow makes it interesting for awhile. We will see about Jones' Takedown Defense, and this will be a huge factor in the fight right off the get-go. The first critical factor is, how, and if Hendo can close the distance to get it to the mat. There's a chance he gets caught coming in, but Hendo could be looking for this too, and use the focus on him coming in, to land an H-Bomb. I think he gets it to the mat, but, Jones will have anticipated this, and work on either flipping Hendo on the way to the mat, or gaining, side or full mount. I suspect all, and if Jones does get the ground and pound position, he always takes full advantage to turn the fight his way, via elbows mostly. He is one of the best at this ( I think Weidman may be the best, hence Silva ducking hum ), and Jones' is a great wrestler, so you can't automatically give it to Hendo in the wrestling department, although I do like him there. Standing with Jones is not an option for anyone, you will eventually lose somehow there, but, if Hendo can connect, and I do believe Dan has seen, and I have observed, Jones get a little wobbled by not that hard of a punch, and a good shot hurt him against Evans. That is why he backed off in his Agression in that fight. The threat of the H-Bomb will enable Dan to get this to the mat. I just think Jones will be waiting for this and will roll over the top to gain control on Dan's shoot. That will open the door to a stoppage, or a cut or something. I love how Dan comes to fight though. Another thought is Dan got Silva to the mat and was doing well in that fight, but, gassed. He is older and has Cardio issues. Prediction from Fabe : Dan gets this to the mat, and makes life miserable for Jones,in the first, and second, catches Jones with something there, but that sets up a big punch standing up for Hendo, who ends it on TKO in three. Everybody goes back to the drawing board and asks what happened ? Everybody brings up the car crash, and DUI.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

8/17/12 5:06 PM by DoomFarmer

 You are far too emotional over this. You wouldn't happen to be Jon Jones' personal proctologist would you?

garrote site profile image  

8/17/12 5:03 PM by garrote

Yup. Fuck.