Benson Henderson: ‘My move to 170 is permanent’

Benson Henderson

Former UFC lightweight champion now plans on moving up and staying at welterweight.

Benson Henderson has already tested the waters at 170 lbs. when he took on and defeated Brandon Thatch in his most recent outing. Now the longtime lightweight says he plans on making the move up a more permanent one.

While a guest on The MMA Hour, Henderson revealed that he will be going up in weight class and staying there.

“I think we decided, my coach and I, John Crouch, to go up to 170. We’re going to take the time off to rebuild my body. We’re going to do a whole new unveiling for 170. I’m trying to walk around at 182 to 185, walk around at maybe six- or five-percent body fat, and just be explosive. Really open some eyes up with my next fight at 170.”

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