Archive: benson henderson

Mar 18, 2014 9:58 am

Benson Henderson Set To Return Against Rustam Khabilov In June

By Evan Stoumbelis The UFC announced today that Albuquerque New Mexico would be hosting a June 7th UFC Fight Night card featured Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov. Given the presence of many Jackson-Winkeljohn fighters in the UFC, Albuquerque can expect to see many familiar faces on the card, including main event fighter Rustam Khabilov Henderson...

Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...

Feb 6, 2014 12:27 pm

Josh Thomson Refutes Ben Henderson’s Strength

“Let me just tell you, he’s not strong,” Josh Thomson (right) said of his recent opponent, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “He doesn’t hit hard.  He’s not strong.  He doesn’t kick hard.”   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter   UFC lightweight fighter Josh Thomson opened up on his fight with former champion Benson Henderson...


Feb 3, 2014 9:16 am

Pettis on Aldo: “Of course I want that fight!”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was asked about his thoughts on a potential fight with longtime featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, his reply: “Of course I want that fight, Why wouldn’t I?” Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury ever since his first-round submission victory over Benson...

Feb 3, 2014 8:16 am

Ben Henderson: Aldo vs. Pettis Fight Is ‘Horse Manure’

With his return to the win column still fresh on his mind, former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson apparently thought he should get a rematch with Anthony Pettis. But that wouldn’t make all that much sense would it? During the UFC 169 post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White, sitting alongside his featherweight champion, Jose Aldo,...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

UFC featherweight champion and long-time division ruler, Jose Aldo, appears to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. yesterday evening. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at last night’s post-fight press conference: “It’s not about me, it’s...

Jan 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Pettis Using FOX 10 Bonus Money To Pay For Much Needed Surgery

“He’s been wearing contacts into the cage. They get knocked out early in the fight, so what happens is he stands there squinting in front of his opponents. That’s what’s caused him to get hit so much in his last two fights. It’s easier for him to look at them if he stays still in...

Jan 28, 2014 10:34 am

Bendo’s Trainer: Dana doesn’t like us too much

Benson “Smooth” Henderson recently moved his UFC record to an impressive 8-1 with his ‘UFC on FOX 10’ split-decision victory over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. However, even with an 8-1 record, “Smooth” can’t seem to escape criticism from fans for his lack of finishes inside the octagon. All of Henderson’s 8 wins under...

Jan 27, 2014 7:21 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Medical Suspensions Report

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation released the medical suspensions list from last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event. The longest of which is due to a highlight head kick K.O. delivered by Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. UFC on FOX 10 took place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In the main event former...

Jan 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Coach Discusses Ben Henderson’s Reputation for Fighting to Decisions

“I think part of it is he’s fighting the best people in the world,” said John Crouch, longtime coach of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “Those aren’t guys you’re going to blow out.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s a reputation that has persisted throughout Benson Henderson’s tenure in the UFC: he is not...

Jan 27, 2014 11:01 am

Cerrone Responds To Miller: ‘He’s A Turd The UFC Hasn’t Flushed Yet’

It was just a little over a week ago that Cole Miller took to the mic to blast, Donald ‘Clownboy’ Cerrone, for even thinking about moving down to Miller’s division. During last Saturday’s post-fight presser, Cerrone responded: “Cole miller’s a turd the UFC hasn’t flushed yet, that’s all.” “I think the UFC is totally against...

Jan 27, 2014 10:30 am

VIDEO | Gonzaga Films Mangled Hand He Broke During UFC on FOX 10 Bout

Post by Gabriel Gonzaga Napao UFC Fighter. Warning, this is pretty nasty! Former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Gabriel Gonzaga, fought valiantly during his co-main event putting against Stipe Miocic. The Brazilian, apparently broke his hand in the first round, and fought on to lose a decision. Hit play above to see just how bad the...

Jan 27, 2014 10:10 am

Nate Diaz Blasts Thomson, Henderson & Pettis Following UFC on FOX 10

“Last night’s fight was whack, first of all these guys are here to cause confusion. I’m here to put these ass whoopins down to their maximum effect and you got these guys out here having a wrestling match, they’re smiling and shaking hands and having a good time instead of fighting for real. They’re play...

Jan 25, 2014 9:29 pm

Thomson Hints At Retirement Following Controversial UFC on FOX 10 Loss

“This might be it, man… I’d still be in the same position (If he beat Henderson at UFC on FOX 10) There’s a possibility [that’d I’d have turned down a title shot with a win], because what’s the point of winning the title knowing that you’re not going to fight that much longer? I don’t...

Jan 25, 2014 9:18 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pettis ‘Is Not Impressed’ With UFC on FOX 10 Main Event

A title shot was on the line tonight in the UFC on FOX 10 main event. Unfortunately though, that bid was only in the instance of a Thomson win. Former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, threw a wrench in those plans, but even still, the champ, took to twitter to give his thoughts.