Benson Henderson and his mom enter BJJ tourney

 

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson’s Korean-born mother Song got him into martial arts by signing him up for Taekwon Do lessons at an early age. Now, at 4' 9" tall and over 50 years old, the mother has followed her son, into BJJ. Song Henderson is not just taking lessons, but actually competed at the 8th Arizona Open Jiu-Jitsu International on Saturday.

"My mama’s 1st ever #BJJ (any kind of) competition, from this past weekend," tweeted Henderson. "This 4’9″, 50+ year old Korean lady inspires the crap outta me everyday…earned herself a standing ovation and bronze medal too…she was nervous as crap but pulled thru like a #Champ. ? ? ? ? ? ? ?"

 MProctorBJJ Michael Proctor
@BensonHenderson Mama Smooth right back at it after her first competition! #bjj #bjjtacoma


Henderson too competed at the event, besting Christian Broadnax in the brown belt division.

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Gary Alexander site profile image  

3/14/13 10:31 PM by Gary Alexander

I LOVE the fact that Ben is still competing not only in grappling tourneys, BUT also in the GI. Great dude, and talented. I love how he challenges himself in his off time.

Gary Alexander site profile image  

3/14/13 10:31 PM by Gary Alexander

I LOVE the fact that Ben is still competing not only in grappling tourneys, BUT also in the GI. Great dude, and talented. I love how he challenges himself in his off time.

Chiron site profile image  

3/14/13 10:19 PM by Chiron

Glad the sacrifices Benson's mom put in over the years has brought her much to be proud of. She obviously deserves it.

Oprahs Queefs Are My Air Supply site profile image  

3/14/13 5:26 PM by Oprahs Queefs Are My Air Supply

Every time I see your name I think it's Joey Beltran.   It's hard to think that the best LW fighter in the world doesn't compete at the very top for submission grappling but then again you have gi/nogi which are very different animals.     It sounds like he is in the right grappling division then.  He's a great fighter/person.

672 site profile image  

3/14/13 3:57 PM by 672

WOW CLASSY FAMILY ROLE MODEL

themexicutioner site profile image  

3/14/13 3:23 PM by themexicutioner

Yeah Ben doesnt sandbag. Hes a regular down here at the local tourneys my instructor puts on. A few tourneys back after he won the belt from Edgar (either a week or two) he was competing and got cought with a sub and didnt care at all. Dude really enjoys competing for fun.

Jmadd site profile image  

3/14/13 3:08 PM by Jmadd

almost teared up too. co-worker asked what was wrong and I had to play it off like I had something in my eye.

clevelandkid site profile image  

3/14/13 2:53 PM by clevelandkid

What's with the ballerina in the back @ 10:07 in the benson gi video...

IP site profile image  

3/14/13 2:05 PM by IP

Please tell me that Benson doesn't roll with his mother. Please.

TrevorRice site profile image  

3/14/13 2:00 PM by TrevorRice

total class act, perfect example of a champion. Benson Henderson is total class. His relationship with his mother is really beautiful and classy!



 

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