Benson Henderson has proven to be a fighting champion since winning the UFC lightweight scrap back at UFC 144 in Japan. The lightweight division has showcased some of the best talent in the UFC and also some of the best fights of all time. When it comes to defending his championship in Anthony Pettis’ hometown of Milwaukee, it looks like that won’t be an issue for the man.
He discussed his thoughts with ESPN:
“I was able to man up and move on with my life. It wasn’t anything I was obsessing over. Now that we do get the chance to square off again and once I get my hands on him it’s going to be a fun night for me. Let’s put it that way. It doesn’t matter to me where it’s at, who’s it against, what hometown. Bump all that noise. It doesn’t matter to me. I’m going to beat him up. At the end of the night I’m going to get my hand raised.”
That’s all Benson needs to focus about is just getting his hand raised. It sounds easier said than done. Also, add in the fact that Pettis defeated him the first time they fought and there’s plenty of motivation for Bendo in this fight.
What do you guys think? Should Bendo be nervous about competing in a rematch against Pettis or is every all smooth for the UFC lightweight champion?