Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson lost his title last Saturday night Milwaukee, Wisconsin at UFC 164 to current Champion Anthony Pettis. Henderson was submitted in the first round via armbar and even Pettis said he felt the arm pop in the octagon. The commission in Wisconsin suspended Henderson until he had his arm checked out, and the results are back. The good news is that Henderson won’t need surgery.
Henderson said in a press release sent to Fighters.com:
My elbow isn’t going to be an issue. Dr. Shafer said I can resume training immediately, but to take it slow and steady for a couple of weeks and do my rehab work. Of course I am anxious to get going full speed again but I will be smart and patient about it as well. I want to thank my hardcore fans for their awesome support, not just in the past week, but throughout my career. I can be better. I will be better.
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