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Tuesday, 02/21/2012, 12:03 pm

For Benson To Accomplish His Goals He Must Beat Edgar Then Beat Anderson Silva’s Win Record

“I definitely have long term goals and short term goals, but that has been my goal since I first got into fighting, period: Just to be the best fighter on the planet — no ifs, ands or buts about it. Not one of the best, not top three, top five, whatever — I want to be the best fighter in the world, period. That goal is still in my sights, I still wake up thinking about that. I don’t think me beating Frankie at all gets me anywhere near the conversation. I’d have to beat Frankie, then beat a couple other guys, defend the belt — what is Anderson up to? He’s up to like, twelve right now? Thirteen? After I beat Anderson’s record, whatever he stops at — fourteen times, fifteen times — after I beat that, then the conversation can begin.”

A confident Benson Henderson tells the media during last week’s UFC 144 pre-fight conference call that he will not be satisfied with just winning the title.

Wanting to call himself the best fighter in the world means not only obtaining the lightweight title from Frankie Edgar this weekend, but also defending his belt more times than Middleweight champion Anderson Silva has defended his.

Can he do it? Is Benson Henderson the next big thing in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts?

You can click HERE to check out the audio from the call or simply go to page 2 of this entry.

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11 Responses to “For Benson To Accomplish His Goals He Must Beat Edgar Then Beat Anderson Silva’s Win Record”

  1. Sweet game plan says:

    Your out of your mind Benson..the lightweight division is way to stacked to do what Anderson is doing…

  2. And Then he woke up says:

    Dream on. He really shouldn’t be looking past edgar.


  4. KimuraTriangle says:

    Comments aside, that picture of Henderson’s gotta have the single best “Haters Gonna Hate” strut I’ve ever seen. XD

    As for the Edgar fight, we’ve seen that he can handle someone who fights at a frantic pace and pick his shots instead of trying to keep up (see Guida fight). But it remains to be seen whether or not he’ll be able to deal with Frankie’s ability to create angles and stick/move so effectively. Either way, should be a great fight.

  5. Dick Diaz says:

    tall order but best of luck.

  6. Tim says:

    He has the work ethic. I didn’t think he stood a chance against Miller. He proved me wrong once, could do it again.

  7. TrigenicKin says:

    He’s out of his mind, he’d have to drastically change his style and fight till he’s 40 to do what Anderson Silva has done.

  8. Shawn says:

    I’ve been following Bendo even before he came over to the WEC. He’s always been like this as a fighter. He’s this good and just keeps getting better and better. He under estimated Pettis his only loss since his MFC days. I like Edgar he’s tough and he’s good. Always over coming guys bigger than him. But Bendo is a totally different fighter than he’s ever faced. Like I said before, its like fighting Maynard, but Henderson is bigger, faster, much more rounded, arguably stronger and a cardio freak. Edgar was able to come back against Maynard (who has been his toughest competition), because Maynard gassed all 3 fghts. That won’t be an issue with Benson.

    This kid isnt cocky or arrogant. He’s not looking past Edgar. But that doesn’t mean he can’t set goals for himself. The only way to get better is to challenge yourself by setting goals you need to do and do better each time. He wants to be the best, who doesn’t?

    • effyocouch says:


      Very well put. Ben Henderson i a beat, and the fight this weekend will be awesome. He’s definitely not looking past Edgar, just setting long term goals, which I’m sure we’ve all done.

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