Bendo defends Anderson Silva remarks

source: mmaweekly

Earlier this year Ben Henderson made confident remarks about beating Anderson Silva's record.

"I don't think me beating Frankie at all gets me anywhere near the conversation," said Bendo. "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."

Some befuddled fans were critical of a champion wanting to be the GOAT. Henderson responds, in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio.

“I want to be the best ever and one of my goals is to break Anderson’s record for title defenses," said Henderson. "I’m sorry, I apologize if I offended you somehow, but I do have longterm goals, I like to set my goals high and then go out and get them done."

“If you want to be a Mundial champion, if you want to be a black belt and win the Pan-Ams, you want to win the worlds, win the Europeans, then you should bust your butt and train like it."

On Dec. 8, 2012 at UFC on FOX 5, Henderson will have have the opportunity to move his title defenses to two, vs. Nate Diaz.

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10/17/12 10:06 PM by BrunoMcGyver

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10/17/12 2:18 PM by le

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10/17/12 2:12 PM by MMAFriedRice

fair enough to aim high but he has a long way to go before he can prove it.

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10/17/12 8:17 AM by ILoveWatchingJonesBoneShogun

Only person who has a chance is GSP, he has quite a few defenses now. Unless you want to play the interm belt loophole and pretend that his next fight isn't a defense and it starts again after he wins the belt lol

r_o_y site profile image  

10/17/12 8:02 AM by r_o_y

wait so he said he wanted to be like silva and people are complaining about it?man I swear mma fans whine about EVERYTHING...

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10/17/12 3:27 AM by Evzey

I don't see the. If deal in what he said. Surely every champion should be planning to keep winning!

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10/17/12 1:27 AM by Bipolar

Uh, riiight. 'Cause, you know, if you don't aspire to be the greatest of all time at your chosen vocation that means you have small dreams and a little life. Relax, there, fireball. It wasn't a controversial post. But then again there's a reason you have nearly 300 vote downs.