“H-bomb not going to get this done” – UFC legend’s claim about canceled UFC 151 fight against Jon Jones gets roasted by fans
Dan Henderson wished he fought Jon Jones in their canceled bout. He predicted victory for himself against Jon Jones had they successfully squared off in the past.
Dan Henderson says he could have defeated Jon Jones (Source: IMAGO/Twitter)
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Henderson reigned as a two-division world champion in PRIDE. Henderson was once set to fight then-light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The latter vacated the belt and moved up to the heavyweight division later. To Henderson, this would be the ‘one’ fight that got away.
The duo was scheduled to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title in September 2012. This marked Henderson’s most prominent run. Arguably, Jon Jones was quite the name in the light heavyweight setting. In an interview with ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, Henderson said:
That’s the one fight I wish I would’ve had that I never had. I was probably the most prepared for that fight that I’ve ever been. Just kind of blew my knee out a little bit before the fight. It happened about three, three-and-a-half weeks before the fight when I hurt my knee. I was 100 percent certain I was going to beat the f*ck out of him...Dan Henderson via ESPN
Henderson let loose that he was tactically and mentally prepared to face Jones in a square-off. However, nine days before the bout, the fighter incurred a torn MCL and had to withdraw. Correspondingly, a fan has now mocked him, saying, “Lol. No. Shuffle shuffle h-bomb was not going to get this done.”
H-bomb is the name given to the signature power shot that Henderson lands to put away his opponent. Jones arguably remains one of the greatest fighters and heavyweights to date. His dominance over the preceding division was notable as well. Hence, the notion of such a loss to Jones has garnered some serious fan mockery.
Fans react to Dan Henderson claiming he would have defeated Jon Jones
In a recent interview, legendary Dan Henderson disclosed his canceled matchup with Jon Jones. The fighter remained opinioned on defeating the “G.O.A.T” if and when they were to face off. This has thus earned some serious sentiments from ardent fans of the sport.
Despite a legendary career, fans did not think Henderson could defeat Jones. Check out how the fans reacted:
Years later, Henderson would face Jones, but only as a grappler. Jones submitted him with an arm-triangle choke during Submission Underground 2 in 2016. Fans have accordingly alluded to this fact and the manner of his defeat, crushing his dream-scenario and bygone aspirations.
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