“I’m getting older … I’m 29 now, almost 30. At my age it’s getting hard for me to make the weight class at 155. So, I wouldn’t mind having a break and having one fight at 170 — having a St-Pierre fight.”
“I want to maintain my integrity, I don’t want to be one of those guys who cut 20 pounds of water weight and I step in the cage and look sloppy or look fat and don’t perform well. I want to make sure that I am fully prepared. It’s not just about making weight. It’s about maintaining that strict diet, that strict lifestyle. And it gets harder and harder as guys get older — you fill out more. And I’m getting older.
“I had the metabolism of a 19-year-old when I was 25. But now that I’m 29, my metabolism is like that of a 25-year-old. I’m still ahead of the curve, but I am slowing down. I have to work that much harder, but I can still make 155 for the rest of my career. I can do it. I’m not against doing it.”
Those are the words of Ben Henderson, spoken to ESPN on Friday be