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Feb 7, 2016 1:35 pm

What did Benson Henderson say to Sage Northcutt right after the loss?

Benson “Smooth” Henderson was there to give the young prospect Sage Northcutt some valuable advise fresh after Sage Northcutt was handed his first defeat. Sometimes influential people have a knack of being at the right place at the right time, for Northcutt he couldn’t of gotten better advise from the former lightweight champ. Ariel Helwani...

Feb 6, 2016 7:06 am

Video Interview Benson Henderson: Why He Made the Move to Bellator

Benson “Smooth” Henderson knows what’s best for his future in MMA. Knowing what he brings to the table and showing that he’s not to be taken advantage of when it comes to ‘fighter pay’ is the former UFC champ Henderson in this video. Will the grass be greener at Bellator?

Feb 5, 2016 9:40 am

Benson Henderson: ‘The UFC can sit there and promise you the moon’

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has had a lot more than just fans buzzing about his choice to leave the UFC and sign to fight with Bellator MMA. Now being a former UFC fighter, current UFC veterans have been trying to get as much information from “Smooth” on how his negotiations went down from...

Feb 2, 2016 10:59 am

Is Benson Henderson looking to take lead on a fighter’s union with move to Bellator?

“I also want to be a trailblazer for the betterment of fighters,” said former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in an ESPN interview. “Smooth,” who announced his decision to sign with the Bellator MMA fight promotion on Monday spoke with ESPN on what prompted him to opt for Bellator. “Bellator is open to a fighters...

Feb 2, 2016 9:45 am

Benson Henderson gets immediate Bellator MMA title shot on April 22nd

Earlier this week it was announced that former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson had signed with Bellator MMA rather than re-signing with the UFC given that his contract was up. Henderson released a statement via his website announcing his signing, which included a ‘thank you’ to UFC President Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta....

Feb 2, 2016 8:17 am

Dana White discusses Benson Henderson signing with Bellator MMA

Monday afternoon Bellator MMA announced arguably their biggest signing in promotional history. Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson shocked MMA fans as it was revealed that he will be leaving the UFC and had signed with Bellator MMA. Henderson was riding a 2-fight win streak in the UFC that saw him submit Brandon Thatch and...

Feb 1, 2016 11:17 am

BREAKING: Benson Henderson announces move to Bellator MMA

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson announced his move to Bellator MMA on Monday. The rumors and talks had been buzzing since Henderson’s contract with the UFC was up after defeating Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, South Korea. Henderson released the news on his personal website blog stating the following:...

Dec 17, 2015 12:55 am

Did Benson Henderson just pick up a toothpick sponsorship?

Benson Henderson and toothpicks go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you have no idea what that saying is referring to, Benson Henderson has had a very odd and connected history with toothpicks. “Smooth” has admitted to keeping a toothpick in his mouth in training, and even during his UFC fights. It looks like...

Dec 3, 2015 9:53 am

Will Benson Henderson be heading over to fight for Bellator?

There has been a lot of speculation as to who former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will be fighting for in his next bout. With “Smooth” looking to “test the market,” fight promoters outside of the UFC are salivating to pick up the former lightweight champ including Korean-based promotion Road FC and now Bellator. Bellator...

Dec 1, 2015 8:30 am

Free agent Benson Henderson receives $200,000 offer

Following his ‘UFC Fight Night: Seoul’ win over Jorge Masvidal this past Saturday Benson Henderson expressed his interest to test the free agency before re-signing with the UFC. Now, according to an email which was sent to MMAJunkie by Road FC GM Mark Lee, Henderson has received an offer to fight for Korean based promotion...

Nov 28, 2015 10:17 am

PHOTO | FAIL! UFC mixes up Benson Henderson and Dan Henderson’s fight history

Prior to Benson Henderson fighting Jorge Masvidal in Seoul, Korea earlier this morning on UFC Fight Pass, the UFC showed an image showing Henderson’s past fights. The only problem is that they included some fights that UFC middleweight Dan Henderson was involved in… Check out the screenshot below. You had one job FOX Sports… Posted...

Nov 28, 2015 9:12 am

QUICK TWITT: Fighters react to Benson Henderson’s split decision win

Earlier today in Seoul, Korea Benson Henderson defeated Jorge Masvidal via split decision. Immediately fighters took to Twitter to react to the bout on Twitter. We compiled some of the best reactions for you in one article, check it out! It's time for the main event! #UFCSeoul: @BensonHenderson vs @GamebredFighter! https://t.co/9TV1yEmC3L pic.twitter.com/ROuL4L0kZ1 — UFC (@ufc)...

Nov 28, 2015 9:05 am

REPLAY! Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal Octagon interviews

Earlier this morning in Seoul, Korea Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal went to war for 5 rounds. Ultimately Henderson was awarded the split decision win in front of the Korean fans. Catch the post-fight Octagon interviews above!

Nov 28, 2015 7:06 am

Smooth! Benson Henderson defeats Jorge Masvidal via split-decision

The main event of UFC Fight Night 79 in Korea featured former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (22-5 MMA) taking on Jorge Masvidal (29-9 MMA) in a welterweight contest. Benson opened the striking by landing a solid leg kick on Masvidal. Jorge is pressing forward but Henderson is able to stick and move while landing...

Nov 27, 2015 10:00 am

WATCH! Did former lightweight champion Benson Henderson have trouble making 170 pounds?

Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson often had to strip down butt naked and have UFC officials hold a towel in front of the weigh-in crowd to ensure making the 155-pound lightweight limit. Henderson who is now fighting at the 170-pound welterweight division in Seoul, South Korea against Jorge Masvidal on Nov. 28 and once again...

Nov 24, 2015 10:26 am

PHOTO | Benson Henderson not so “smooth” with the babies

As Benson Henderson readies himself in South Korea for UFC Fight Night 79, the former UFC lightweight champion has linked up with none other than the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. It looks like “Smooth” hasn’t been a hit with the babies. Sung Jung posted a couple photos on his Instagram account of Henderson holding...

Nov 14, 2015 6:46 am

Jorge Masvidal in against Benson Henderson for Thiago Alves

Early Saturday morning news broke that Thiago Alves had been forced out of his ‘UFC Fight Night: Seoul’ main event bout with Benson Henderson as a result of a broken rib. The UFC and Henderson were both searching for an opponent to step in on short notice and fight on November 28th, and they have...