“Fans are going to see a true mixed martial arts fight here. A lot of times a fight will stay standing for the full 25 minutes and people say what a great fight it was. But that’s a kickboxing fight. I’m talking about an MMA fight between Josh and I. You are going to see us on the ground. We are going to be against the cage. We are going to be standing up and everywhere in between.” (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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