UFC light heavyweight number one contender, Dan Henderson has today revealed that he’s fully focused on the job at hand, aka Jon Jones and winning the light heavyweight title at UFC 151 later this summer, and not whether people think he’s the greatest mixed martial artist to ever grace the cage.
Speaking via MMAJunkie.com, Henderson said:
“That’s not really for me to decide. I’m just out there trying to be the best fighter that I can be, and if people think I’m the best ever, then even better. I probably would’ve rather fought a lot sooner. But I’m giving myself a pretty long training camp to ease into it – and then I’ll go hard.”
“I don’t really think about what other people think, I know what I know. I know what I can do and what I’m capable of doing. I’m going to focus on what I’m going to do to him, and not on what he’s maybe going to do to me. I think where he likes to fight, other than way on the outside, is when he gets in the clinch and that’s one of my biggest strengths. It’s just a matter of who’s got a better clinch game and who can implement their game plan.”
Henderson has picked up a number of impressive victories over the past year, defeating Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante for the Strikeforce title before defeating Fedor Emelianenko at heavyweight and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua upon his return to the UFC.