“I’m going to continue to work hard to reach my goals. Anderson is now at 10 title defenses so my goal is to get 11. If he gets another title defense then I’ll have to set my goal even higher. Those are the goals I set and reaching that goal is not just about setting the record. Reaching that goal is about confirming I am the best fighter on the planet. I just want to be the best fighter on the planet. There have been plenty of fighters – who at the time were known as the best fighter on the planet – but they didn’t have a 10-title defense streak and didn’t have all the records. I feel at one time B.J. Penn was definitely the best fighter on the planet. Did he have a 10-fight win streak? No, he didn’t. Did he have an undefeated streak where he won 16 fights in a row? No, he didn’t. But at the same time, everyone knew and understood he was the best fighter in the world. I feel having that streak is my way of cementing the fact I am the best fighter on the planet. That is ultimately my goal. If it comes by winning a bunch of fights in a row and having an amazing win streak, then cool. I’ll take it. I guess I don’t really have to have that, but it is my ultimate goal. I want to be the best fighter I can be and be the best fighter on the planet.”
UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, tells the Bleacher Report that his goals are simply to be the best fighter who has ever lived.
Can he do it?