Bellator 268’s Benson Henderson feels he should be fighting for vacant lightweight title
After Patricio Freire vacated his lightweight title to focus on securing a rematch against AJ McKee in hopes of regaining his featherweight title, Bellator MMA opted to do the next rematch between Patricky Freire, Patricio’s younger brother, and Peter Queally for the 155-pound title. . That fight is scheduled to headline Bellator 270, which will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on November 5, 2021.
One man who feels abandoned with the Bellator decision is Benson Henderson, who feels he should be one of the contenders fighting for the vacant title. “Smooth” is set to take down former division king Brent Primus this Saturday night (October 16) at Bellator 268. With a win, the former UFC lightweight champion wants to show matchmakers why It should have been him competing for the gold. .
“I certainly hope so,” Henderson told MMA Junkie Radio (via MMA Junkie) about it. “I’m going to do my job and make sure I go out there and beat the former champion, Mr. Primus, and make my statement: Why in the world would you have a title fight and not me in it? ? But whatever. That’s great. I have to defend my case if so. Of course, let’s do it, ”he added.
Of course, a victory these days is simply not enough. According to Henderson, he has to get a distinctive stoppage victory to be able to plead his case and leave no doubt.
“(I have to) go beat him up, go have an emphatic ending. I want an emphatic ending. I want something standout. I want people to talk about it Monday morning: ‘OMG, did you take a look at the latest Bellator card?’ I want something that people are going to talk about, ”he said before making the reveal that his combat career could be coming to an end.
“The fight after that, I’m going to fight for the belt, I’m going to win the belt and raise my hand, and after that, it could be over. I could do a couple more. Who knows. But I would say what chapter this is. He’s getting closer to that epilogue. “
Henderson has not competed since losing to Jason Jackson at Bellator 258 in November 2020 at welterweight, his second straight loss.
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