MMA legend Dan Henderson spoke on the UFC 145 post fight show and discussed how he plans on approaching the eventual fight with champion Jon Jones:
“Well he got hit a few times, you know Rashad rocked him a little bit and that was playing Jones’ game. I’m a totally different style fighter than Rashad is. I feel out of the two of them I match up better with Jones anyway. I love to fight on the inside and in the clinch and Jones does that as well.
It’s a matter of figuring out his unorthodox striking and staying outside of his reach and then getting inside, getting past where he is most dangerous.
I’ve got some guys (in training camp) that are a little bit similar, tall and long, but he’s gonna be one of those guy’s, that’s gonna be hard to mimic and have training partners like him. But I’ve got a couple tall guy’s that I will be bringing in as well, it will definitely be a fun training camp leading up to what I’m looking forward to what will be a fun fight.
You watch some film and you see what guys have tendencies of, but when it comes down to it, you need to focus on your game plan and what you’re going to do to the other guy. I don’t want to stay on the outside, get picked apart and let him think about what goofy stuff he’s gonna throw at me or kick at me. I want to go out there and make sure I’m getting in tight.”
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