Dan Henderson Ready to Pull the Age Card to Get Shot at Jon Jones, Wants a UFC Title

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Prior to Dan Henderson's return to the UFC it seemed that many people forgot that Hendo had won his last three UFC bouts before heading to Strikeforce. The loss in his first Strikeforce bout against Jake Shields seemed to only serve to make more people want to write off Henderson as a top level fighter.

Now riding a four fight win streak that includes names like Fedor Emelianenko and Mauricio Rua, Henderson thinks it's time for him to get a UFC title shot, an he tells Sherdog he should get the next shot and is willing to use the old man ploy to get it:

"It's unfortunate that Rashad got hurt, but you know, it's happened twice now," Henderson said. "He's had people step in. ... All I know is, if I have to, I'll pull out the age card and just say I should have seniority here. I'm getting older. Rashad's got a little more time than I do."

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"That's pretty much one of the last things I've got on my list for my career," Henderson said, "to get a UFC title and keep it for a little while."

Henderson's speed and the way he telegraphs his biggest weapon (right hand) would likely make for a very long night against Jones, but somehow it doesn't matter who he fights, it seems that he always finds a way to land the big shot.

We've not really seen Jones have to deal with getting blasted on the chin by a huge shot yet and that is one thing he may have to deal with against Hendo.

Then again, he still has to get through Lyoto Machida Saturday night at UFC 140.

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