Benson Henderson seems ready to fight whoever the UFC decides is the best opponent available for him. TJ Grant is suppose to fight for the lightweight championship at UFC 164. Looks like there’s a familar foe who wants a chance at the lightweight championship. Anthony Pettis was originally supposed to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163 in Brazil but had to bow out due to a knee injury.
Both competitors can say that they deserve the next shot at Benson Henderson. Anthony Pettis was the last WEC champion, defeating Henderson at the final WEC event and making an immediate impact in terms of rankings in the UFC. A rematch between them would be one of the biggest fights they could make in the 155 lb division.
TJ Grant has been a phenom since making the jump to lightweight from the welterweight division. He recently defeated perennial contender Gray Maynard by emphatic TKO to stake his claim as the number one contender.
Benson Henderson discussed his thoughts on who he prefers to fight next to MMAfighting:
“As I’ve always said, I don’t care who I fight or when I fight them. I’m going to do what I always do, which is continue training to be the best in the world. I’ll just fight and let the others worry about talking their way into fights.”
Benson has never had a problem with who he’s fighting next. Who do you believe should get the next shot at Benson Henderson? TJ Grant or Anthony Pettis?
No matter who gets the next lightweight title shot. It’s sure to be a barnburner and a highly competitive fight.