Dan Henderson was scheduled to challenge Jon Jones for his light heavyweight title at UFC 151 on September 1st. Unfortunately Henderson was forced to withdraw due to an injury and the UFC scraped the whole event. Henderson sat on the shelf for 5 months before losing a decision to Lyoto Machida, losing his number one contender status. However, Henderson would still like his shot and feels he could be close with a win over Rashad Evans:
"I feel like if I do have an impressive win then I'm right back in there," Henderson stated. "I think a not so great performance but a win does something for me, but not a lot. I'm sure I'll just fight somebody else at that point. An impressive win over Rashad would possibly put me right in there. That's still one of my goals, that's why I'm doing this."
Henderson's long standing desire to fight Jones still burns inside of him, and he knows that if he can be impressive as the main event at UFC 161 a title shot isn't far off.
"I definitely have some unfinished business with Jon Jones," Henderson stated. "Hopefully that happens for myself, Jon Jones and the fans."
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