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UFC extends fight contracts for Ben Henderson & Carlos Condit


Rising MMA stars Ben “Smooth” Henderson and “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit have agreed to new multi-fight contracts with the UFC, First Round Management President and CEO Malki Kawa announced. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

“These fight contract extensions show the MMA world that the UFC values Ben Henderson and Carlos Condit as two of its top, young stars,” Kawa said. “Both are only 27 years old and have proven that they are contenders for titles in their weight divisions and also have strong fan bases. Fans will now be able to see them continue to grow in the octagon.”

Henderson holds a 14-2 professional record, and is 2-0 in the UFC after previously holding the WEC Lightweight championship. In his last fight at UFC Live on Versus 5, Henderson dominated Jim Miller. He currently trains at the MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz.

“I am excited that I will have the opportunity to continue to compete in the UFC, and I want to thank the UFC for believing in me and my abilities,” Henderson stated.

Condit, who trains at Jackson’s Submission Fighting in Albuquerque, N.M., holds a 27-5 professional record and has won his last four fights and 12 of his last 13 bouts overall. His last three wins have ended via KO/TKO. He will next face BJ Penn in a Welterweight showdown at UFC 137 on Oct. 29.

“I am honored to receive an extension before my next fight, as it shows the level of confidence the UFC has in me. I can’t wait to show the fans how much my training for this next fight has paid off,” Condit said.


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23 Comments to UFC extends fight contracts for Ben Henderson & Carlos Condit

  1. Mickey says:

    Great! More live fights from the SMOOTH criminal

  2. Ryan Nearhood says:

    NOT GOOD FOR BJ why didnt BJ get an extension Kinda got a feeling Condint will win now

  3. Rusk says:

    idunno BJ you might wanna swim a few extra laps or somethin, this guys coming for your head

  4. Fortyb4five says:

    You guys talkin about BJ not getting an extension. He just got an extension last year I think. Condit was obviously just on a 4 fight contract and it would end with the BJ fight.

    • Ly-er_Ly-er says:

      Come on I can already tell that, BJ’s gotten to that point where he can just literally go by a fight to fight basis, and extend his contract when he pleases! BJ is still relevant in any division he decides to fight in and whenever he steps into the cage he’s not just there to win, but to actually fight for the fans by giving his all, he’s one of those rare genuine fighters. From what I can guess he’s pretty much completely in control of his path in this fight industry, no matter what DW trys to do!

  5. Lex w says:

    Ben is tha future of the light weight

  6. David says:

    Bj could use some hair extensions…

  7. BobbyB says:

    Damm 2 of my favorite fighters would love to see them both battle each other to near death and end up with a draw. Sucks I know but to not want to see either one with a loss on their records

  8. David says:

    Well i guess its good that henderson is lightweight and condit is welterweight then isnt it?

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