Bendo just wants to be the best fighter on Earth


On Saturday challenger Ben Henderson fights champion Frankie Edgar for the UFC Lightweight championship, live from Japan. During a recent teleconference, Bendo talked about his goals, which extend way beyond this weekend.

"I definitely have long term goals and short term goals, but that has been my goal since I first got into fighting, period: Just to be the best fighter on the planet -- no ifs, ands or buts about it. Not one of the best, not top three, top five, whatever -- I want to be the best fighter in the world, period. That goal is still in my sights, I still wake up thinking about that."

"I don't think me beating Frankie at all gets me anywhere near the conversation. I'd have to beat Frankie, then beat a couple other guys, defend the belt -- what is Anderson up to? He's up to like, twelve right now? Thirteen? After I beat Anderson's record, whatever he stops at -- fourteen times, fifteen times -- after I beat that, then the conversation can begin."

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Jaybrone site profile image  

2/21/12 7:04 AM by Jaybrone

 Been a fan since I first saw him fight for MFC good luck to him as Edgar is tough. WAR BENDO!

slamming site profile image  

2/21/12 4:31 AM by slamming

I am confident he will beat Edgar. I love watching him fight.

SLOtownG site profile image  

2/21/12 3:57 AM by SLOtownG

I hope Bendo and Pettis both win so we can see Bendo/Pettis 2

4thHorsemen site profile image  

2/21/12 3:56 AM by 4thHorsemen

Bendo... The new UFC LW champion by the end of this week!!

swany site profile image  

2/21/12 3:50 AM by swany

is it just me or does feankie seem like the underdog in all of his fights , but the dude keeps winnin however i am rooting for bendo in this one

tamothyy site profile image  

2/21/12 2:16 AM by tamothyy

If he performs as dominant as he did against Jim Miller and Clay Guida, I see Bendo taking the title on Saturday.

GROUNDnLB site profile image  

2/20/12 7:36 PM by GROUNDnLB

I just like to know how the hell he survived the gumby skelton transfusion. Seems more traumatic than the adamantium process. It has worked wonders, dude is impossible to submit.

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

2/20/12 7:35 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

should be an exciting fight. looking forward to this one.

ThePoopWizard site profile image  

2/20/12 7:08 PM by ThePoopWizard

Some would say he's looking past Edgar. I'd argue he simply has a dream, and understands where he's at and where he needs to go. No one has dominated or out classed bendo. Edgar is going to have plenty of trouble with him. Plenty. Good luck bendo the opportunity is yours

ortman166 site profile image  

2/20/12 7:02 PM by ortman166

As my 2nd favorite lw I wouldn't mind seeing this, bendo is a monster and improves every fight.