Hendo "pound for pound greatest" according to Sonnen

August 21st 2012

Dan Henderson’s record and achievements do all the talking when it comes to predictions for the UFC 151 fight with Jon Jones, according to Chael Sonnen.

The former middleweight contender, who has now moved up to light-heavyweight, is backing Henderson to take the light-heavyweight title from Jones on September 1. Sonnen is a Team Quest member and considers Henderson a friend and mentor but he insists his choice is based on facts.

“Everyone talks about pound-for-pound champions and pound-for-pound achievements. But if you look at what pound-for-pound should mean - who has the ability to beat small fast guys, the ability to knockout big, strong guys, to move through the divisions with your skill-set and win? - the only conclusion a rational person would make is [that] Dan Henderson is the pound-for-pound greatest of all time,” he says.

“Dan beat the 170lbs champion in Carlos Newton, he’s won the PRIDE 183lbs title, the PRIDE 205lbs title, the Strikeforce 205lbs title, and he’s won the two great tournaments in our sport, the UFC tournament back in the day and the PRIDE Grand Prix.”

“All in all he’s beaten 11 world champions in his career. The man is the best of all time. That is who Jon Jones is facing.”

For his part, Jones has dismissed Henderson as “one-dimensional” because of a perceived reliance on the overhand right to get his wins. He also says it is “strange” to be fighting a man of Henderson’s age, as Henderson’s 41 years contrast sharply with Jones’s status as the youngest champion in UFC history.


  • chris devine

    Posted at 11:25 on August 22nd 2012

    the only chance hendo has in this fight is a ko. he couldn't even knock out jake shields so there is no way he is knocking out jon jones!!

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  • ranshenghy

    Posted at 01:25 on December 17th 2012

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