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Ben Henderson says WEC 43 "Fight of the Year" just next step on path to greatness

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New WEC interim lightweight champion Benson Henderson (10-1 MMA, 3-0 WEC) defeated Donald Cerrone in what is being widely referred to as 2009's "Fight of the Year" in the main event of this past Saturday's WEC 43 event.

Henderson, who claimed the organization's interim lightweight title with the win, isn't sure his win qualifies as the best scrap of the year, but he today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that the bout was a step toward establishing him as one of the sport's great fighters.

"I think you have to have those fights where you're just dominant and you show the world that you're that much better than your opponent," Henderson said. "But you have to have those fights where the fans, the crowd knows that you were pushed to your limit, and you went out there and you showed your heart and soul – you gave it everything you had.

"To be a great champ, to be known as one of the greatest fighters, you have to have both of those."

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Post #1   10/12/09 8:12:32PM   

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Benson will beat varner and just about anybody in the UFC LW division.

Post #2   10/13/09 1:10:12AM   

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Posted by MMA-San

Benson will beat varner and just about anybody in the UFC LW division.



wow thats an incredibly bold statement that i cant agree with, hes still fairly untested although he looks like hes a really solid fighter.

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Posted by MMA-San

Benson will beat varner and just about anybody in the UFC LW division.



wow thats an incredibly bold statement that i cant agree with, hes still fairly untested although he looks like hes a really solid fighter.



Agreed!

Post #4   10/13/09 10:12:54AM