Saturday, November 26, 2022

Ben Henderson Talks Move From WEC To UFC Lightweight Division

WEC Lightweight Champ Ben Henderson will make his transition to the UFC beginning in January but prior to that will have one more WEC title defense in December. Henderson has a chance to defend that title and follow that up with a title unification bout between himself and either Frankie Edgar or Gray Maynard. He talked about moving over to the big house:

“Come January, we're going to find out how WEC guys stack up against the UFC guys and my prediction is we're going to do very well. There's a chip on our shoulders. There always has been us WEC guys not getting the notoriety and same respect as the UFC guys. Not from our peers, not from other fighters, but from fans and media. They saw a difference between WEC guys and UFC guys. Now we'll show it. You better believe every WEC guy who steps in the cage against a UFC guy, they're going to fight their butt off. I am definitely looking forward to the pay increase. I'm going to move out of my apartment, buy a house and make sure I save enough to pay my taxes. It's cool. It's not the only factor, but it's a big factor for us WEC guys.”

Props: SI.com

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