When UFC lightweight Benson Henderson steps into the Octagon at UFC 144 he has designs on making history with his performance. Not only is Henderson aiming at becoming the first WEC alumnus to win a linear UFC title but being the first man to finish 155-pound champion Frankie Edgar in the process.
Henderson opened up on his intentions in a recent interview with the UFC promoting the February 25 event where he explained, “I don’t care about winning rounds. I want to win the fight. I want to end the fight. That’s what I do. I fight to end the fight.”
The 28-year old is motivated by more than the gold Edgar currently wears around his waist, recognizing the significance of every opportunity as the future is far from guaranteed.
“Every fight I have is going to be the fight of my life, the fight of my career,” said the 15-2 Henderson. “This will be the career-defining moment for the rest of my life.”
Edgar’s title-defense against Henderson will headline the show with some of the other seven featured PPV bouts including Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields, and Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader.
Check out the full interview below:
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