Benson Henderson Puts Move To 170 On Hold

January 11, 2015 9:06 am by BJPENN.COM News

Henderson

Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson is coming off a KO loss to Rafael Dos Anjos back in August, and is looking to get back in the win column Sunday January 18th at UFC Fight Night Boston when he faces late-replacement opponent Donald Cerrone.

Following his loss to Dos Anjos, Henderson said he would have one final bout at lightweight, and then move up to welterweight. However, now, Henderson doesn’t see the move to welterweight as a sure thing.

“I like ’55; I think ’55’s my weight class. If there were some good, intriguing, nice matchups at ’70, like talking about getting a title shot immediately, or ‘If you beat this guy, you get a title shot,’ I would be open to that.”

“It does get a little bit harder and harder to make weight the older I get. Getting down to ’55 is definitely not a fun process. It takes a toll on your body. All that being said, we’ll see.”

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– via MMAJunkie


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