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Jon Jones vs Dan Henderson possible headliner for UFC 149 in Calgary

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones has already told the ZUFFA brass he wants to compete (at least) four times in 2012.

And with a possible title defense against Dan Henderson at UFC 149 on July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "Bones" would be halfway there.

That's one possible scenario for the world's largest fight promotion, which is currently shuffling its existing fight cards to help fill the void left by its scheduling difficulties in Brazil. The rematch between Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen is no longer booked for UFC 147 in "Rio," and UFC President Dana White has already considered bringing Jose Aldo from his tentatively scheduled main event in Calgary to help add some star power to the tattered South American fight card.

That would leave the headlining bout available for the previously announced bout of "Jones vs. Henderson," an idea that White not only described as "possible," but "awesome" as well.

Nothing is official at this time, as Jones is still on the mend following a five round title defense against "Suga" Rashad Evans back on April 21 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

While the contest didn't bring about the violent finish some were expecting, it was still 25 minutes of combat, so the jury is still out on how soon the champion would be willing to get back inside the Octagon.

Stay tuned.

For more news and notes from today's UFC 148 press conference click here. To see what else is brewing for UFC 149 in Calgary click here.

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