No surprise that Randy “The Natural” Couture would expect long-time friend Dan Henderson (as seen in this 1990 pic above) to be the key to defeating UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones.
“It’d be interesting to see Danny against Jon Jones. At the ripe old age of 40 Danny is coming into his own. He’s firing on all cylinders right now. He’s got a tremendous wrestling background, he’s got one of the best right hands in the sport, it’d be interesting to see how he’d deal with Jon and how Jon would deal with him. I don’t see reach being a huge issue. I don’t see Jon being able to stay on the outside and pick Dan apart. There’s going to have to be an engagement at some point in that cage and we’d get to see what type of punch Jon can take.”
No bout is in place at this time for Jones as the champ completes his second defense of the title against Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. Jones has now said that he will likely be taking a short hiatus from the sport after putting on four impressive fights in 2011.