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Jul 27, 2016 9:24 am

Benson Henderson backs Mark Hunt’s attempt to unionize fighters

Since it was announced that Brock Lesnar failed a pre-fight, as well as a fight night drug test for UFC 200, his opponent, Mark Hunt, has continued to make headlines. In addition to an expletive filled rant, Hunt called for the UFC to give him 100% of Lesnar’s massive $2.5 million purse for the event....

Apr 23, 2016 12:42 pm

Benson Henderson stepping away from MMA at the age of 33

Former UFC champion Benson Henderson is just 7 months away from turning 33, an age that will see the former champ step away from MMA. Prior to his Bellator 153 welterweight title fight against Andrey Koreshkov, which Henderson lost in convincing fashion on Friday night, the former UFC champ spoke to Ariel Helwani on The...

Apr 23, 2016 9:40 am

Benson Henderson sends message to Andrey Koreshkov following loss

In the main event of Bellator 153 last night, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson suffered a defeat in his Bellator MMA debut at the hands of welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. The loss was a rather one sided one for Henderson, who was unable to get into a rhythm over the course of the fight....

Apr 23, 2016 9:34 am

VIDEO | Benson Henderson gets dominated in Bellator MMA debut

Last night at Bellator 153, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his Bellator MMA debut at welterweight as he faced welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. Surprisingly, Henderson lost the fight in convincing fashion, extending his win streak to 6, as he defended his Bellator MMA title for the first time. See the highlights above!


Apr 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Ben Askren rips Benson Henderson following loss to Koreshkov

Former Bellator welterweight champion and current ONE Championship title holder Ben Askren (15-0 MMA) took to Twitter Friday night to poke fun at former UFC title holder Benson Henderson for losing his Bellator debut. “Funky”, who defeated Andrey Koreshkov via fourth-round TKO at Bellator 97 in July of 2013, had the following tweets directed at...

Apr 22, 2016 8:10 pm

Benson Henderson gets upset in Bellator debut

Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his Bellator debut on Friday in a five-round welterweight title fight against Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 153. Henderson found that the Bellator champion had a lot to offer and gave “Bendo” trouble in his Bellator debut. Koreshkov connected with a hard knee to Henderson’s head at...

Apr 20, 2016 10:55 pm

Benson Henderson sounds off on Conor McGregor-UFC situation

While UFC President Dana White may have stated that there is no rift between Conor McGregor and the UFC, there is no doubt that there appears to be tension between the UFC brass and McGregor. Ahead of the biggest event in UFC history, McGregor refused to fulfill his media obligations for UFC 200, leading the...

Apr 12, 2016 2:38 am

VIDEO | See how Bellator is marketing former UFC champion Benson Henderson

It was big news when former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson recently announced that he left the UFC to sign with Bellator MMA. Bellator has established themselves as the biggest competitor to the UFC, with acquisitions such as Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis and Josh Thomson being some of the big names that have jumped...

Feb 23, 2016 8:52 am

Benson Henderson reacts to Rafael dos Anjos withdrawing from UFC 196

As everyone knows by now, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has pulled out of his UFC 196 lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor on March 5th. With less than 2 weeks until fight night the UFC is scrambling to fight a replacement opponent for McGregor. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, fresh off his submission win over...

Feb 13, 2016 4:38 pm

WATCH! Scott Coker discusses Fedor Emelianenko vs. Kimbo Slice, Benson Henderson signing, more!

Earlier this year Bellator MMA made headlines when it was announced they signed former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson to a contract. Henderson was awarded an immediate welterweight title shot on April 22nd against Andrey Koreshkov. In addition, there have been talks of Kimbo Slice fighting MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko for Emelianenko’s second fight since...

Feb 13, 2016 8:47 am

Benson Henderson’s biggest regret in move to Bellator will surprise you

Last month it was announced that former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson had signed with Bellator MMA, and would get an immediate title shot. The move was a bit of a shocking one, however signing a former UFC champion was a big move for Bellator MMA. Henderson took to his Facebook page to make the...

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)...