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Because the lightweight title belt has been involved in a rematch three times in a row, Dana White has said enough is enough. So even if the champion Henderson loses a razor-close, controversial decision, the division and belt will move on, and he'll have to work his way back up.

http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/8/8/3227772/dana-white-says-no-rematch-for-ben-henderson-if-he-loses-but-champ

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Post #1   8/8/12 12:18:28PM   

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No worries Bendo will finish it this time around

Kinda BS that Dana would state that, makes him look biased towards Edgar. If Bendo does lose a razor close decision, and Dana stands by his word, Bendo better get the Faber treatment, and be one win away from another title shot.

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Then what is Diaz going to do if Edgar wins and he doesn't fight him or atleast that's what I thought Diaz said awhile back?

I just want to see Ben/Pettis 2.

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But if Frankie losses.......? Dana is a joker, he can give Edgar rematches but now he is saying no to Ben, who has yet to get a rematch due to a loss yet. Alot of favortism in the Ufc from Rogan, Dana and others.

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Should say no "immediate" rematch because if its 1-1 you know at SOME time they'll fight again to settle it

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Post #5   8/8/12 1:35:14PM   

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I almost hope its a draw so dana is eating his own words. but i dont want the division held up anymore just sucks that henderson could get Fed. final point henderson holds his own faith... just win and its not a problem.

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Posted by prophecy033

Should say no "immediate" rematch because if its 1-1 you know at SOME time they'll fight again to settle it


Nope. Never. You heard the man. He sticks to his word.
Sucks for Bendo if he loses, but really we need to keep this log jam of a division moving.

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Not a good thing to say. Suggests one set of rules for Edgar and another for the rest of the division, even if it is legitimately to stop so many rematches in the division.

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This is a stupid thing to say. Bendo isnt Gray Maynard or Penn so its not his fault the UFC made a habit of putting on rematches in the lightweight division. What if the judges make a Nick Ring decision what are we gonna do then Dana?

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I dont get why people are upset. I really don't think this had anything to do with Benson. I think it has everything to do with the fact that we have seen constant rematches for the title at this weight. My god, B.J. got his immediate rematch, then we had a draw, then another fight. Now we have another rematch.

The last time a LW title fight occurred that didn't feature Frankie or B.J. was July 7th, 2007.

The last time someone didn't get a rematch for the title at LW was December 12th, 2009.

Dana just said the name of the current champion. He didn't say Ben Henderson for any other reason than he was the champ. Normally, if the champ loses a razor close, controversial decision, they get a rematch. It's pretty much a guaranteed thing. Since Ben is the champ, he's saying that he'd better win. If he loses, he's going to the back of the bus.

Dana shouldn't have to specify Frankie doesn't get one either. This would be two consecutive losses to the same guy. That part should be common sense, right?

So, what's everyone upset about?

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i dont want a rematch at all, but it's funny that edgar gets the immediate rematch opportunity but benson will not.

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Dana will say Edgar should move to Featherweight a couple more thousand times.

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Dude, Edgar had to beat B.J. twice and fight Gray twice. He defended the belt on 3 different occasions. A draw would be a defense.

If Benson loses, he won't even have defended his title. Yeah, it makes total sense that he shouldn't get a rematch with all the rematches that division has had lately. It sucks for Bendo, but it had to stop at some point. You simply cannot give every guy an immediate rematch if he loses the belt. This isn't the WWE. There's no invoking your "rematch clause."

This isn't the Greek tragedy people are making it out to be.

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it's only crappy bc Frankie didnt deserve this rematch, yet he got it. Im very ready to move on as Bendo as the LW champ & after this weekend, we will be able to finally do that.

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I think Benson will finish Edgar. Either way, I am just ready for Nate Diaz to get his shot.

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