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Ben Henderson Discusses Being the UFC Lightweight Champion

December 7, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Ben Henderson recently spoke about being the UFC Lightweight Champion. Here are the highlights…

On Winning Fights: “I’m just doing whatever I have to do to get my hand raised,” said Henderson, who’s won five straight decisions since his UFC debut in April of 2011. “If that leads to me getting guillotine [choke] submissions in the first round, cool, I’ll take it. If it leads to me getting split decisions in pretty close fights, I’ll take that too.”

On Criticisms of His Victories: “The only time I hear it is when [reporters] bring it up. Otherwise, I don’t pay attention to it at all. Maybe I should.”

On Not Making Fights Personal: “I’ve never had anything personal where I hated the guy, and his momma and everything else,” Henderson said. “Everyone I’ve fought has been a pretty decent guy. It’s never been personal for me in my fighting career. I don’t think I’ve ever fought anyone who didn’t like me as a person, either.”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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