Benson Henderson addresses fans about finishing rate


In a league where half the people lose every fight, and every time you win the competition gets tougher, UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has never lost. He has also never won by knockout or tapout - every win was by decision, two of them split, including the most recent, vs. Gil Melendez.

That record recently generated some quiet grumbling, which Henderson recently addressed like the shampion that he is, via Facebook.

I know I'm not the best (yet, ;-D), I was never the fastest, or strongest, or most athletic, or most technical or anything like that. Go ahead and ask any of my high school or college wrestling coaches. I was never picked 1st in dodgeball or basketball or soccer or football games growing up but one thing I always had was the will power and determination to NEVER give up, to not be afraid to open up my heart and give all of myself, to not hold anything back for the swim back to shore.

I guess I'm supposed to apologize that I'm no AndersonSilva or BJPenn, who is? I'm just that kid who would never stop, the kid whose older brother friends used to beat in 10 games of basketball (in a row) but would be pushing for the 11th game, yeah that's me. And just like back then I'm not going ANYWHERE, you want my belt, you're gonna have to pry it from my cold fingers.

No, I'm not the best but guess what, I've got the UFC LW belt and I'm just getting started, I'm getting better every single day...think about that, let that sink in.

A HUGE thanks to my growing family, faithful friends and real fans.


*Chap. 3 is done, on to the next...


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roscoegrinders site profile image  

4/25/13 4:55 PM by roscoegrinders

Bendo is a beast buff said.

1BL0Wko site profile image  

4/25/13 10:46 AM by 1BL0Wko


88samurai88 site profile image  

4/25/13 3:40 AM by 88samurai88

I fucking love this guy. Such a respectable champion. Now if JBJ could just cut the bullshit and take some notes on being a humble likable guy he can "get some fans"

weebrave site profile image  

4/25/13 3:09 AM by weebrave

As much of a Ben fanboy as I am if Edgar and Mendes don't take Jose down, Ben definitely won't

THE Louisville Cardinals site profile image  

4/25/13 3:05 AM by THE Louisville Cardinals

It would be a great fight but I personally think Bendo would take him down and grind out a decision. Aldo has shown weakness off his back, and Bendo's hell in top position. Would be a good one though.

FunDeath4u site profile image  

4/25/13 2:37 AM by FunDeath4u

Jose Aldo.

THE Louisville Cardinals site profile image  

4/25/13 2:02 AM by THE Louisville Cardinals

Outside of Anthony Pettis, I can't think of one person that has a chance of beating Benson at 155. Not one, and that includes Penn, if he were to decide to come back dedicated (and that is coming from a HUGE BJ Penn fan). Bendo has nothing to apologize for.

Finally a UGer site profile image  

4/25/13 1:15 AM by Finally a UGer

I like how he said this but still I thought Gil won. Also I thought it was pretty fucked up that the fans boo'd Bendo's proposal

Smith1234 site profile image  

4/24/13 9:50 PM by Smith1234

Spot on.

MattyECB site profile image  

4/24/13 9:42 PM by MattyECB

This is so similar to GSP's response at the post-presser for the Condit fight. Both very smart, very humble and very talented fighters.loved this post