Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson is set to make his return to the octagon after losing his title to Anthony Pettis. Benson was forced to tap out to an armbar in the closing seconds of their main event bout at UFC 164, and how Henderson is aiming to regain the title he lost. In a recent interview, Henderson said that they think a fight with Rafael dos Anjos would be a good matchup, and one that could quickly garner him another crack at his lost title. Dos Anjos is riding a 5 fight winning streak with his most recent win coming over Donald Cerrone by decision.
Henderson told MMAFighting:
“Were not quite sure who it makes sense to match-up against. Who we want to ask to fight next, we are kind of leaning towards Rafael dos Anjos. We think it would be a good fight with him. It will be entertaining, good fight and the match-up works well for us. I don’t know if he has anyone scheduled in (to fight) or not. I think it might work. I agree with Chael Sonnen, you need to have a name in mind. I’m not going to go so low as to say, ‘Oh, I want to beat somebody up because they are so ugly.’ I think Rafael would be a good match-up, he’s a tough fighter, he’s on a five-fight win streak, I think it will be a good match-up.”
Listen to the interview here.
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