It is unfortunate Anthony Pettis had to (once again) withdraw from his fight with Thomson due to injury but the UFC did a nice job by inserting “Bendo” into the equation. Outside of T.J. Grant, he’s as good as it gets in terms of divisional status so Thomson still has a lot to gain from beating the former champ. Also, Thomson deserves credit for accepting Henderson as a replacement instead of holding out for the title-shot he slid into after finishing Nate Diaz earlier this year. Expect Henderson-Thomson to turn in a “Fight of the Night” contender based on both being well-rounded, aggressive competitors with enormous heart.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from a few new match-ups to the UFC’s decision to entertain a new division to, of course, the fallout from UFC 167. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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