“Sadly, and I’m probably not the best sound bite here, but it’s the same as always and just another fight. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first fight in the UFC, your first fight on a main card, or the main event; ultimately it doesn’t matter. People ask how I’ll come back. I’ve had two losses in the past seven years and people are wondering how I’ll come back. A fight is a fight. I’m going to come into this fight prepared and show out like I always do. I’m always 100 percent prepared and 100 percent ready. I’m going to train like I always do and I’ll come in ready like always. There is always going to be a new this or that. There are always going to be extra things that can be added on or played up to try to sell the story. But for me personally, a fight is a fight. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are. I’m going to show up ready and prepared and I’m going to show out.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)
UFC lightweight Benson Henderson was champion for more than a year but never put together a dominant performance despite beating the likes of Frankie Edgar, Nate Diaz, and Gilbert Melendez. Rather, his title-defenses were all closely contested with two of the three involving Split Decisions. However, scorecards didn’t come into play when he ran into Anthony Pettis in August, suffering a submission defeat before the first frame had expired. In a little more than a month “Bendo” will have an opportunity to get back on the winning track when he faces Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 10. Henderson recently spoke to UFC.com about his mindset after losing in such a significant way, what he expects in his tilt with Thomson, and how close he feels he is at getting another crack at Pettis.
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