Benson Henderson on welterweight goal in UFC: “I want to find out if I have more heart than Robbie Lawler has”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Ben Henderson (artist Grant Gould © MMATorch)

“The display of heart Robbie put out there and displayed in that fight [at UFC 195] was amazing. That’s the type of display stories are written about and people tell their grandkids about years later and will make them look it up on YouTube. I would like to find out who has the bigger heart between myself and Robbie Lawler. Let’s put it out there and find out. I think he has a great heart, an amazing skill set and cement bricks in his hands. He has all of those weapons, but what impresses me the most is the heart the man has. I think I have the best heart in MMA, but I had to question myself when I saw what Lawler did in that fight. I’d love to find out. I have to do the work to get to that title shot, but hard work isn’t anything I’ve ever shied away from. I’ll give my best to climb the ladder and get to a title opportunity, but I’m doing so because I want to find out if I have more heart than Robbie Lawler has.”

-Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson talks to Duane Finley at about wanting to make a run at Robbie Lawler and the UFC Welterweight Championship.

Penick’s Analysis: Henderson looked great in his welterweight debut earlier this year, and if he beats Thiago Alves next month in South Korea, he’ll be on his way to the top end of the field. He’s going to need to win several fights in a row to get that shot, but with how excellent his debut went, he’s going to get his opportunity if he keeps up an exciting run. A fight between Henderson and Lawler could be extremely fun if and when it happens, but there’s still quite a bit of work to be done for both before that’s a fight on the docket.

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