Jon Jones has a message for Dan Henderson: 'Let's keep it classy and just fight'

Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

It sounds like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is drained.

Certainly not physically, as the young phenom barely breaks a sweat in any of his fights, but mentally, having endured a protracted pre-fight trash-talking campaign against Rashad Evans in the build-up to their UFC 145 title fight earlier this month.

It's something he hopes to avoid in his upcoming title defense against Dan Henderson.

"As far as Dan Henderson, I'm excited about [him], he's a great fighter. You know, I've gone through a lot with Rashad as far as all of the trash talking and I really hope Dan's listening and I really hope that Dan keeps it classy throughout this fight. I respect him as an older man, I respect him as a warrior and I just hope he keeps it classy and not drag me through another trash-talking bout. Let's stick to why we're really here, let's just fight."

Hear the rest of "Bones" message for "Hendo" (via ESPN's MMA Live), as well as his recap of the "Suga" fight, after the jump.

For more on Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson click here.

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