What's trending:

Cagewriter

Jon Jones’ next opponent: Dan Henderson

Cagewriter

View photo

.

(Getty)

After Jon Jones defended the UFC light heavyweight belt with a win over Rashad Evans, questions immediately turned to his next opponent. At Saturday's post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White confirmed Dan Henderson would get the next shot at trying to unseat Jones.

This title shot comes after Henderson had a banner year in 2011. He won the Strikeforce light heavyweight belt, beat MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko, then returned to the UFC with a win over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in a fight that's considered one of the best of all time.

It will be Henderson's third chance to win the UFC belt. After winning titles in Pride, Henderson lost UFC title shots to Anderson Silva at middleweight and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at light heavyweight. Back in 1998, Henderson won the UFC middleweight tournament at UFC 17, but that is the only UFC title he's won in his 15-year MMA career.

[ Also: UFC 145 recap: Jon Jones' length crucial in handling Rashad Evans for decision win ]

Though White didn't nail down a date for the Jones-Henderson bout, UFC 149 in Calgary was mentioned as a possibility.

Could Henderson be the man to stop Jon Jones? Tell us in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.

Related Dan Henderson highlights from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
Tim Brown: White Sox's Philip Humber claims unexpected place in MLB history with perfect game
NFL prospect Alfonzo Dennard arrested five days before draft
Jonathan Toews saves Blackhawks' season with OT goal to beat Coyotes

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (159)
  • Indians fall 8-1 to White Sox, don't lower magic number

    Indians fall 8-1 to White Sox, don't lower magic number

    The Cleveland Indians blew some early scoring chances against Jose Quintana and lost 8-1 to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night, keeping them from getting closer to an AL Central title. The Indians' magic number dropped to two after Detroit … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals

    Canada beats Russia 5-3, advances to World Cup finals

    Sidney Crosby was at his best on one of hockey's biggest stages. Crosby scored once and assisted on both of Brad Marchand's goals, including the winner early the third period, to help Canada beat Russia 5-3 on Saturday night in the World Cup of … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 21 seconds ago
  • McNeese State starts fast, holds off Incarnate Word 42-35

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Khalil Thomas returned a kickoff 97 yards for a score and Christi Jacobs scooped up a fumble and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown to start the second half as McNeese State rolled to a 42-35 win over Incarnate Word in … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Dietrich homers, Marlins end Braves' streak at 7 wins

    Dietrich homers, Marlins end Braves' streak at 7 wins

    Derek Dietrich's bat and Dee Gordon's legs helped fuel the Miami Marlins' offense. Dietrich hit a two-run homer and Gordon stole three bases to help Miami end the Atlanta Braves' winning streak at seven games, winning 6-4 on Saturday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Buffalo comes back to beat Army 23-20 in OT

    Tyree Jackson passed for 178 yards and a touchdown and ran for 34 yards and two more touchdowns to lead Buffalo in a 23-20 comeback win over Army on overtime on Saturday night. Adam Mitcheson secured the win with a 33-yard field goal in overtime as … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago