View Full Version : Hendo: I've got the impression that Jones isn't 'genuin'


kaps
04-24-2012, 01:41 AM
"I'm sure you can answer that question, too. Why do you suppose that is?", the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion rhetorically asked Ariel Helwani today on The MMA Hour.

When pressed further for his take, Henderson offered a theory. "I think it all has to do with being genuine and the fans sense that: when you are and when you're not. I'm pretty much who I am all the time and I don't know if they get that impression from him."

That may be what the fans are thinking, but what about Henderson himself? Does he get the impression Jones is genuine in his personal interactions with others? "Not really," Henderson confessed. "I think he was a little bit better after his fight with Rashad than he had been in the past, but I haven't got that impression from him, no."

Henderson isn't suggesting Jones is entirely putting on a public act. The top light heavyweight contender isn't exactly accusing Jones of being an actor. But if Henderson detects anything, it's that the polarizing effect the light heavyweight champion has on fans is as consequence of Jones having something manufactured about what he shows the public. "His whole attitude sometimes. It's not completely not genuine," Henderson clarified. "But I think that's what the fans are turned off by."

"I don't know him personally, so I can't really say if it's genuine or not. It's just the impression that I think fans get."


MMAfighting.com (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/4/23/2970238/ufc-dan-henderson-i-havent-gotten-impression-jon-jones-is-genuine-mma-news)

Boxingtech718v2
04-24-2012, 01:49 AM
To my knowledge Hederson has never met, interacted or had a conversation with Jon Jones.
He will be the next notch on Jones Light Heavyweight Belt.

kaps
04-24-2012, 02:00 AM
To my knowledge Hederson has never met, interacted or had a conversation with Jon Jones.
He will be the next notch on Jones Light Heavyweight Belt.

"I don't know him personally, so I can't really say if it's genuine or not. It's just the impression that I think fans get."


Last line of the article there guy. Jones gets to beat up a 41 year old MW in his next fight. Hooray? Maybe Overeem should fight GSP next.....

Boxingtech718v2
04-24-2012, 02:35 AM
Last line of the article there guy. Jones gets to beat up a 41 year old MW in his next fight. Hooray? Maybe Overeem should fight GSP next.....

Henderson last campaigned at LHW and HW last I checked. Didn't he just pwn Fedor, Rua, Feijo,?
I see you're already downplaying Jon Jones opponents lol.

kaps
04-24-2012, 02:59 AM
No but I don't like Hendo's chances. Dan is one of my favorite fighters of all time and one of the most decorated fighters of all time. All that being said he's much smaller than Rashad and Jones toward over him. I said it 2 days ago, I see Jones getting the takedown early and subbing him. You know damn well that Hendo's only shot is to blast Jones early or its over....

Jones: Cuts from 230lbs
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st)
Reach 84.5 in (215 cm)

Hendo: Doesn't cut any weight.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 203 lb (92.1 kg; 14.5 st)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)

Boxingtech718v2
04-24-2012, 03:07 AM
No but I don't like Hendo's chances. Dan is one of my favorite fighters of all time and one of the most decorated fighters of all time. All that being said he's much smaller than Rashad and Jones toward over him. I said it 2 days ago, I see Jones getting the takedown early and subbing him. You know damn well that Hendo's only shot is to blast Jones early or its over....

Jones: Cuts from 230lbs
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st)
Reach 84.5 in (215 cm)

Hendo: Doesn't cut any weight.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 203 lb (92.1 kg; 14.5 st)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)

So am I supposed to blame Jones for being born with good genes?

I don't see people talking crap about Struve.

kaps
04-24-2012, 03:16 AM
So am I supposed to blame Jones for being born with good genes?

I don't see people talking crap about Struve.

I don't see Struve fighting at 205lbs. It's easy to be the big fish in a small pond.....

CiganoBoxer
04-24-2012, 03:34 AM
I really cant see how Hendo can talk **** about being genuine ,i mean hes pulled /said some douche bag things himself over the years.

kaps
04-24-2012, 03:40 AM
I really cant see how Hendo can talk **** about being genuine ,i mean hes pulled /said some douche bag things himself over the years.

Care to give examples or sources? Or you just like making **** up on the fly?

Harry Balls
04-24-2012, 04:00 AM
Hendo is 100% correct and it's the reason i don't like Jon Jones.

G A M E
04-24-2012, 04:33 AM
I don't see Struve fighting at 205lbs. It's easy to be the big fish in a small pond.....

:headbang::headbang:

^^^that

ABOSWORTH
04-24-2012, 08:04 AM
No but I don't like Hendo's chances. Dan is one of my favorite fighters of all time and one of the most decorated fighters of all time. All that being said he's much smaller than Rashad and Jones toward over him. I said it 2 days ago, I see Jones getting the takedown early and subbing him. You know damn well that Hendo's only shot is to blast Jones early or its over....

Jones: Cuts from 230lbs
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 205 lb (93.0 kg; 14.6 st)
Reach 84.5 in (215 cm)

Hendo: Doesn't cut any weight.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 203 lb (92.1 kg; 14.5 st)
Reach 71 in (180 cm)

Weren't you just saying that you thought Hendo should fight JDS?

BEDROOM BULLY
04-24-2012, 09:27 AM
Care to give examples or sources? Or you just like making **** up on the fly?

I don't see Struve fighting at 205lbs. It's easy to be the big fish in a small pond.....

The follow up smash on bisping?

Also jones cuts from around 220..

Besides rampage goes up to 230-240.. I don't like jones but it's stupid to hate on him due to size.. It's like hating on Roy jones for being amazingly fast in his prime or nick Diaz for having crazy cardio

Its clearly not all about size otherwise values would still be he champ and dominating.. Fedor and frankir Edgar would never have won gold either etc.. It's far to easy to blame size it's a really lame excuse tbh..

Saying that hendo has no chance.. Shogun took him down easy.. Mw shields controlled him for five rounds.. Jones will take him down elbow the **** out of him and sub him within the first few..

led
04-24-2012, 09:58 AM
Last line of the article there guy. Jones gets to beat up a 41 year old MW in his next fight. Hooray? Maybe Overeem should fight GSP next.....

If Overeem can make the weight why not. If Dan can go down to LW why not fight there. Its the weight not the height.

BKM-2010
04-24-2012, 11:43 AM
People complaining about nothing again just because it's Jones. Jeez..

kaps
04-24-2012, 03:50 PM
Weren't you just saying that you thought Hendo should fight JDS?

Styles make fights, JDS will stand and trade with Hendo....

kaps
04-24-2012, 03:55 PM
The follow up smash on bisping?

Also jones cuts from around 220..

Besides rampage goes up to 230-240.. I don't like jones but it's stupid to hate on him due to size.. It's like hating on Roy jones for being amazingly fast in his prime or nick Diaz for having crazy cardio

Its clearly not all about size otherwise values would still be he champ and dominating.. Fedor and frankir Edgar would never have won gold either etc.. It's far to easy to blame size it's a really lame excuse tbh..

Saying that hendo has no chance.. Shogun took him down easy.. Mw shields controlled him for five rounds.. Jones will take him down elbow the **** out of him and sub him within the first few..

Before the last UFC Jones was asked what he's walking around at and he said around 230. The follow up shot on Bisping was well deserved. Are you agreeing with me in the last sentence or what's going on? I said exactly that, Jones will take Hendo down and sub him early....

F l i c k e r
04-24-2012, 08:49 PM
It's true. I don't see why people get bent out of shape because their guy isn't 100% genuine.

It's obvious the guy isn't genuine. You have to be one poor judge of character to not realize this. The difference between Rashad, or Hendo and Jones is. They don't put on a facade to appear more humble than they are.

Rashad is a jackass. It's who he is but people who dislike him rather cheer for him than Jones. Why? He isn't putting on a facade. He's an ass and he doesn't try to be any different. Hendo puts on no facade either. He's just a man's man.

So you really have to be a poor judgement of character to not see that Jones is putting on a facade for the cameras. Doesn't make him a bad guy personally but he's putting on a facade for the cameras.

-Swizzy-
04-25-2012, 12:00 AM
I personally don't have anything against Jones fighting at LHW if he could make the weight(even though I think he belongs at HW). As long as he just fights Hendo and then Gustaffsson and moves up to HW. I really don't want to see Jones stay at LHW for the next 3-5 years. It'll kill the LHW division.

The Gentleman
04-25-2012, 12:26 AM
You know a fighter is great when people are reduced to attacking the guys personality and questioning him being "genuine".

- The Gentleman