Jon Jones had another fantastic and dominating defense of his UFC light heavyweight championship on Saturday at UFC 145. His defeat of Rashad Evans was decisive and left many wondering who in the division could match up to Jones, who at this point looks nearly unbeatable.
Following the event, Dana White confirmed that Dan Henderson will be the next challenger for Jones' title. The most makes sense, as Henderson is the most readily-apparent person to be next in line for a title shot, but it's unclear whether he will fare any better than Evans.
Henderson, a California native, is currently 29-8 and has won his last four fights -- three by knockout and one by unanimous decision. His last three losses, dating back to 2007, were all in title fights, but the last two were in the middleweight division.
Hendo will likely give the crowd a great fight, as he always tends to do. He's a fan favorite and the fight with Jones should be highly-anticipated and heavily watched, but at age 41, there is no telling how well he will fare against the 16-1, 24-year-old champion. Henderson will also be giving up five inches of height and an astounding 13.5 inches of reach. We all saw how well the reach disparity worked out for Evans.
Henderson will certainly give it his all, but -- on paper at least -- Jones looks to be on another level right now.
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