Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 9/1/13
Despite owning a perfect 7-0 UFC record, which included three straight title defenses, prior to entering Saturday’s rematch with Anthony Pettis, now-former lightweight king Benson Henderson (pictured) will have to wait his turn before sniffing another championship affair. And if Pettis’ reign atop the 155-pound division is an extended one, Henderson’s wait will only be that much longer. “Definitely is. Definitely is,” UFC president Dana White responded when asked if Henderson being down 0-2 to Pettis plays a factor in how soon Henderson can score a trilogy. “We had the fight with Ben and Frankie [Edgar] where some people [didn't know who won]. There’s no f—— denying who won this fight, and it was a first round annihilation, kind of like the Vitor [Belfort]-Anderson [Silva] thing.” Pettis took the edge in their rivalry with a unanimous decision win to capture the WEC lightweight belt. However, that back-and-forth scrap was up in the air until Pettis did that “Showtime Kick” thing in th
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