“I absolutely keep it simple and not just in fighting but in life in general. I try to keep things simple and not too complicated. You can worry yourself to death and get caught up in this and that and one hundred million things you have no control over. What do you have control over? I have control over how I train by going to practice in the morning and in the afternoon. Performing well during the fight…those are the things I worry about. Just that next step because everything else is everything else.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Terada-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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