Quick Twitt: Benson Henderson Inks New 8-Fight Deal With The UFC | UFC NEWS

January 12, 2013 11:28 am by BJPENN.COM News

UFC lightweight champion, Benson “Smooth” Henderson, definitely has something to be excited about this morning.

The champ, who was previously one of the lesser paid champions on the UFC’s roster has just inked a new 8-fight contract with his promotional home, the UFC, and it likely includes a substantial pay-increase.

Prior to the signing, it was disclosed that the champion was making a base salary of $35k/$35k, which paled in comparison to what the UFC offered, former Bellator champion, Eddie Alvarez as a free agent.

Benson took to twitter and instagram with the news:

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