Randy Couture: Jon Jones' reach not a huge issue in potential Dan Henderson fight

Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson?

The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, fresh off a five-round bloodbath against former 205-pound titleholder Mauricio Rua last month in San Jose, is likely second in line for a crack at the division title behind the winner of Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis Rashad Evans.

But if "Mr. Wonderful" can pull off an upset at UFC on FOX 2, "Hendo" may become the number one contender by default.

That would put him in line for a fight against reigning division champion Jon Jones, who handily disposed of Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 back on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

But how would Henderson, who has spent a good portion of his career at 185-pounds, deal with the size of "Bones," as well as his almost insurmountable reach of 84.5 inches?

UFC hall-of-famer Randy Couture tells ESPN he "doesn't see it being a huge issue."

"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."

Henderson is 7-1 over the past three years, his only blemish caused by a middleweight mugging from Jake Shields in early 2010 -- one that saw the former PRIDE champion struggle with his 185-pound weight cut.

He's never looked better -- but are you ready to buy into the Hendo hype? Or is he going to find out why no one is able to break "Bones" the hard way?

After what you saw against "Shogun" at UFC 139, what's the over/under on how many rounds a Jones vs. Henderson fight would last?


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