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Benson Henderson: “If you want the 155-pound belt in the next three years, you’re going to have to win it from me.”

Benson Hendesron v Nate DiazEntering his UFC on FOX 5 title-defense against Nate Diaz, lightweight champion Benson Henderson was seen as an exceptionally talented competitor but not necessarily the type of divisional king who would rule for long based on his razor-thin victories over Frankie Edgar. However, after putting on what was arguably the most impressive performance of his career by picking apart Diaz from start to finish, Henderson appears to have established himself as a legitimate force unlikely to taste defeat again for a long time.

Henderson discussed his showing against Diaz in a post-fight interview with Fuel TV where he admitted even he was surprised by how well he executed his gameplan against the always-dangerous Diaz.

“I really don’t like getting hit in the face. I try to avoid that as much as possible. I brought my ‘stunner shades’ actually, cause I thought I was gonna have some black eyes…but thankfully I don’t need em,” joked Henderson before getting a bit more serious, putting the lightweight pool on notice.

“If you want the 155-pound belt in the next three years, you’re going to have to win it from me. I’m not going anywhere,” boasted “Bendo”. “If you want to win that belt, you’re not going to win it from somebody else. You’re going to have to win it from me. I’m not going nowhere, guys.”

Check out the full interview with Henderson below where he discusses the origin of one of his newest weapons as well as having fought with a toothpick in his mouth…

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