Archive: benson henderson

Jan 22, 2014 4:57 pm

Henderson On Thomson’s Terrible Camp: ‘That’s Life’

“I’m a pretty self-motivated person,” said former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson when he hear of Josh Thomson’s claims that he had the worst fight camp of his life prior to their fight this weekend.  “ I don’t need certain things, scenarios, circumstances to get me motivated.  The way I am, the way I’m wired,...


Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Benson Henderson: ‘I’m the No. 1 Contender’

Benson Henderson feels like his upcoming fight against Josh Thomson is going to be “a tough, knockdown, drag-out war.” Henderson, who is no stranger to intense, nail-biting action, is going to be facing his first opponent in two years where he has not been announced as the champion. And though Dana White has made statements...

Jan 10, 2014 10:58 am

Pettis Fires Off At Thomson: “I don’t even know how he got the title shot”

Just one fight into his latest UFC stint and former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson, was poised to square off for the UFC title opposite Anthony Pettis. After an unfortunate injury, Pettis was forced out of their scheduled December showdown and Thomson, has now gone on to headline UFC on FOX 10 opposite, Benson Henderson....

Jan 9, 2014 8:43 am

Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk removed from UFC on FOX 10

It was announced by the UFC that the Heavyweight fight between Jared Rosholt and Oleksiy Oliynyk has been removed from the UFC on FOX 10 card. Due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Oliynyk and the UFC’s decision not to find a replacement for Rosholt the fight has been pulled. UFC on FOX 10 will...

Jan 1, 2014 11:26 am

Twelve Bouts Official For UFC on FOX 10

2014’s first event on FOX goes down this month from Chicago. The January 25th event is now set with 12-official bouts, four of which will serve as the main televised portion of the evening. The event, which features an intriguing lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson in the headlong slot, goes down from...

Dec 26, 2013 8:21 am

Thomson Breaks Down ‘Chess Match’ Against Benson Henderson

“With Pettis I felt like I had a good game plan for the first four or five weeks of my camp, and I felt that there’s a lot more room in his game that I can exploit and win. Benson is more of a chess match. I have to play chess, and it’s a who...

Dec 20, 2013 11:39 am

Jim Miller: ‘I’d love to have 30 UFC fights under my belt’

Jim Miller is a gym rat. And for good reason. As one of the hardest-working men in the lightweight division – a suffocating grinder with a seemingly never-ending gas tank – he’s always made sure that his training routines are just as demanding as any fight he might find himself in. But now that Miller...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Thomson Knows Better: Says Pettis Could Have Fought Him On Torn PCL

Josh Thomson has a bone to pick with Anthony Pettis. After Pettis was forced out of a scheduled match up with Thomson due to a PCL injury, Thomson decided to go on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to blast Pettis for pulling out of their fight. “I kind of figured that he was going to...

Dec 10, 2013 7:48 am

Josh Thomson Figured Anthony Pettis Would Pull Out Of Fight

Josh “The Punk” Thomson is not one to pull punches. Thomson was set to face current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis for UFC gold at UFC on Fox 9 after stunning the MMA world with a TKO finish over Nate Diaz. Unfortunately for Thomson though, Pettis was forced off the card, citing a torn...

Dec 5, 2013 9:19 am

Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland Set for UFC on FOX 10

Bantamweight fighters Yves Jabouin and Eddie Wineland are set to face off on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 10, which takes place January 25 at the United Center in Chicago, Il.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The UFC has added a bantamweight bout between Yves Jabouin and Eddie Wineland to January’s event,...

Dec 4, 2013 7:55 am

UFC on FOX 10 Main Card Lineup Finalized With Four Bouts

  The main card for January’s UFC on Fox 10 has been made public. The event, which takes place on Jan. 25 in Chicago at the United Center, will be headlined by former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (19-3) against top contender Josh Thomson (20-5). Thomson was slated to fight titleholder Anthony Pettis next week at...

Nov 28, 2013 7:19 am

Ramiro Hernandez vs Hugo Viana at UFC on FOX 10

UFC officials have announced the addition of a bantamweight bout to their January return to FOX with Ramiro Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana. UFC on FOX 10 is set to go down from Chicago’s United Center on January 25. In the main event former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will battle it out with the divisions...

Nov 23, 2013 10:59 am

Josh Thomson Says Benson Henderson Is A Tougher Fight Than Anthony Pettis

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson, who made an emphatic statement in his knockout of UFC lightweight Nate Diaz, claimed former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson is a tougher fight than current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Thomson will face Henderson Jan. 25 at UFC on FOX 10, and said “for me...

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 21, 2013 11:14 am

UFC Lightweight Contender T.J. Grant Benched Until Further Notice

UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) just can’t seem to catch a break. After putting together a five-fight win streak, which included a first-round starching of former title challenger Gray Maynard, Grant was awarded a title shot against then champion Benson Henderson, which was supposed to take place at August’s UFC 164...

Nov 16, 2013 11:58 pm

Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson: UFC on FOX 10 main event | UFC NEWS

With lightweight champion Anthony Pettis out due to an injury, the man he was set to face off against will now fight the former champion. Josh Thomson will fight Benson Henderson in the headlining fight of  UFC on Fox 10. Henderson is coming off of his lost to Pettis back in August, where he was...

Nov 11, 2013 9:43 am

Anthony Pettis Injured – Johnson And Benavidez To Main Event For UFC On FOX 9

  Anthony Pettis’ first title defense has been postponed. According to a report on Fox Sports Live on Sunday night, the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion has suffered a knee injury, and will have to withdraw from his UFC on Fox 9 matchup against Josh Thompson. This is in stark contrast to what Dana White had reported Saturday...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...