UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson puts his body through a series of stiff challenges every few months when it comes to his MMA career. Not only is “Bendo” a big 155er and occasionally struggles with slimming down, but he gives it his all in every effort even if it means leaving a bout bruised, bloodied, and broken down.
As such, Henderson recently revealed he plans to fight for four more years in hopes of beating the record Anderson Silva currently holds for consecutive wins in the Octagon and then move on to the next phase of his life. Henderson’s admission came in a conversation with MMAFighting where he said…
“Fighting’s hard, man. Fighting’s tough… It takes a toll on your body. So by the time I hit 33 I intend on retiring. I’m done after that. And then I go on to my second career. Be a college wrestling coach or something.”
“I have some pretty lofty long-term goals. Me fighting is just a small part of my life. I have a long life after that. I want to move on, go do some other stuff. But before that I have some goals in fighting I want to accomplish first.”
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