“Bendo” — ‘Move to 170 a temporary favor’

Benson-Henderson

“We definitely know this is not a permanent move for me at 170. I will be going back down to 155. It was just Joe Silva and Dana White needed a favor. They asked me ‘we need a main event for this card’ and I said ‘okay, I’m your guy, I can do that’.

“We don’t think of it as a permanent move. There are some other matchups at 170 that are pretty intriguing to us so if the right matchups come along, we’d still be open to going up to 170 again. But as far as staying at 170? Probably not. I’m probably going back down to 155.”

In a new interview with FOX Sports, Benson Henderson discussed his upcoming stint at welterweight.