UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is Weeks away from his second title defense against Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 5. Henderson has been under the microscope by many fans and analysts because of his recent streak of not being able to finish fights. In his first thirteen tilts, Henderson went 12-1 and finished all but one of his combatants. Though “Bendo” is currently on a five-fight winning streak, all of the outings were decided by the scorecards.
Henderson was recently asked about the subject during a conference call with media and spoke at length about his willingness to take a win over Diaz no matter how it occurs.
Henderson spoke about getting a win over Diaz:
I’m trying to get my hand raised however I can get it. If he slips on a banana peel, I’ll take it. If it’s a decisive victory, I’ll take it even closer, razor thin decision, even closer than the second Frankie fight, I’ll take that too. Getting the ‘W’ is not easy to come by in the UFC going against the best guys, literally, on the planet. I’ll take it any way I can get it.
Henderson on finishing fights:
The fighters on the line, we all fight to end fights and to have to be as decisive as possible. But, sometimes, when you’re fighting the best guys on the planet, you can’t make it as easy as that. You can’t make it a decisive bout because the guys you’re fighting it’s almost offensive to say, “Oh, yeah, I’m going to go in there and I’m going to knock out Nate Diaz, no problem.” No, I’m not going to say that. Nate Diaz is tough, he’s darn tough and I’ll try to get my hand raised anyway possible.”
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