Thomson is currently available, so matching him with Henderson would only require the paperwork to be in place, and he's on the short list of possible title-challengers in 2014. In addition to making sense from a rankings perspective, there's little doubt the scrap could also steal the show given the skill-sets possessed by each man.
UFC lightweight Benson Henderson went five full rounds with Anthony Pettis the first time the two collided in the cage but didn’t fare nearly so well last night at UFC 164. Henderson looked sharp in the beginning before getting caught in an Armbar and finished with less than a minute to go in the rumble’s opening round. With such plentiful options on the roster, “Bendo” will be back in the cage before long. Here are a few potential pairings for the former divisional king… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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