Benson Henderson will fight Josh Thomson in the main event of UFC on FOX 10. Although Benson is coming off a loss and could earn another title shot with a win, he just sees this as another fight and everyone is a fight you have to win:
“Sadly, and I’m probably not the best sound bite here, but it’s the same as always and just another fight,” Henderson said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s your first fight in the UFC, your first fight on a main card, or the main event; ultimately it doesn’t matter. People ask how I’ll come back. I’ve had two losses in the past seven years and people are wondering how I’ll come back. A fight is a fight. I’m going to come into this fight prepared and show out like I always do. I’m always 100 percent prepared and 100 percent ready. I’m going to train like I always do and I’ll come in ready like always.
“There is always going to be a new this or that. There are always going to be extra things that can be added on or played up to try to sell the story. But for me personally, a fight is a fight. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are. I’m going to show up ready and prepared and I’m going to show out.
“I absolutely keep it simple and not just in fighting but in life in general,” he added. “I try to keep things simple and not too complicated. You can worry yourself to death and get caught up in this and that and one hundred million things you have no control over. What do you have control over? I have control over how I train by going to practice in the morning and in the afternoon. Performing well during the fight…those are the things I worry about. Just that next step because everything else is everything else.”
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