Benson Henderson: Jon Jones got a 'raw deal'

by Shaun Al-Shatti | source:

At the time, it was fascinating, if not surprising, to watch how quickly and utterly widespread the vitriol grew. However, a fellow champion, UFC lightweight king Benson Henderson, was one of the few men to immediately stand behind Jones and defend him.

Even now, Henderson can't believe how few joined his side.

"Jones definitely got a raw deal," he emphasized last week after throwing out the first pitch at a Diamondbacks game. "All of the onus, all of it, was put on his shoulders. Everything. What about the co-main event? What about bringing in other guys? What about the guys getting injured? There was a lot. To place everything on his shoulders, I think, was very unfair. He's fully within his rights to turn down a fight.

"Would he have won? Yeah, he probably would have won. Would it have been a smart decision to make? No, probably not. So I definitely felt bad for him."

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FinestScotch site profile image  

10/8/12 6:23 PM by FinestScotch

I don't get why Bendo brought this back up...?

flip_guard site profile image  

10/8/12 12:32 AM by flip_guard

We got the better deal having Jones fight in UFC 152 instead. We would have gotten a shitty ufc151 and 152. So JBJ did us a favor by turning down that fight. It shouldn't be up to him solely to have to save the event. It is up to the promoters by having a strong co main event and strong cards.

Deaf Forever site profile image  

10/8/12 12:27 AM by Deaf Forever

War Bendo

yellow wrkahlc site profile image  

10/8/12 12:26 AM by yellow wrkahlc

Doubt. Benson's just stating the truth. No reason to hate on Jon. Blame Dana for putting together a top-heavy card in the first place.

Wanking in me Mums knickers site profile image  

10/8/12 12:20 AM by Wanking in me Mums knickers

This just in: Bendo loses his fanbase.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

10/8/12 12:16 AM by KingofBJJ

Yea Raw Dealx2. How many times should Edgar get to fight Bendo?Henderson v Edgar 3, 4 or 5? As many times as needed to win?

LilBrockonmychest site profile image  

10/7/12 10:54 PM by LilBrockonmychest

If Frankie got a raw deal against Bendo (which I agree that Edgar won)  than BJ got a raw deal against Edgar in thier first fight.  If Frankie is going to choose to always fight to very close decisions, he will win some and lose some.

Kunu site profile image  

10/7/12 10:50 PM by Kunu

Frankie Edgar got the raw deal. Not Jones

superCalo site profile image  

10/7/12 7:52 PM by superCalo

big hole maybe he find no way out, rotound bald man staring down at him, shovelling dirt.

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10/7/12 7:43 PM by kinson

I'm not a big fan of Benson either.