Rumor: Dan Henderson Out Vs. Jon Jones At UFC 151?

    The twitterverse erupted last night. Rumors have been flying around that light heavyweight contender, former Pride FC and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson may be out of the championship fight against Jon “Bones” Jones at UFC 151 on September 1, 2012. With two weeks to go, this could completely destroy that card.

    It all began with Kenny Florian tweeting:

    Then a numerous tweets began to emerge firing up the rumerville that Dan Henderson may be out with a knee injury. But all seemed well when Dan Henderson himself tweeted that he just had a good workout with fellow teammates:

    Oddly enough, one particular fighter in that tweet stated he had not seen Henderson since Saturday. Tarec Saffiedine tweeted “je ne sais pas, je ne l ai pas vu depuis mon combat, jespere que cest juste une rumeure! haven’t seen him since my fight. Idk, hope its not true!!” (which happens to have been deleted). 

    Henderson’s last tweet one hour after stating he had a good workout reads: 

    The clamor continues as UFC president Dana White has kept quiet. Numerous headlining fighters have been getting injured throughout the last two years. If this is the case with card coming up, it really gives the UFC a big conundrum to figure out. Many cards have been weakened by these injuries.

    If the rumors are true and they decide to have a replacement fighter, there are only a few options. Lyoto Machida was already guaranteed a shot at the winner of Jones, Henderson. He knocked out Ryan Bader in the second round on the UFC on FOX 4 card. He came out unscathed. There is also Chael Sonnen. Although he lost his middleweight fight to Anderson Silva, he could probably increase ticket sales with the wise cracks he’s been throwing at Jones. Otherwise, there aren’t too many fighters who could probably make the weight with two weeks notice. Most fighters would want a full training camp against a monster like Jon “Bones” Jones.

    Only time will tell; a short amount of time. Read the rest of the tweets regarding the rumors here. [Mixed Martial Arts]