Benson Henderson, whether he believes it or not, quieted a host of skeptics earlier this month when he beat Nate Diaz by unanimous decision to defend his UFC lightweight title at UFC on FOX 5.
It was Henderson's second successful title defense and further solidified his place as the fighter to beat in UFC's toughest division. Henderson knows that as his star continues to shine brighter, the competition grows hungrier.
"There's already like 40 or 50 of the best fighters on the planet at 155 pounds aiming for that bull's-eye on my back," Henderson said. "I guess this just makes even more guys aim for it."
Henderson's last two fights -- both wins over Frankie Edgar -- both came with a bit of controversy. The first saw Henderson win the lightweight belt in a unanimous decision at UFC 144, but UFC president Dana White said after the fight he thought Edgar had won. A rematch was set for UFC 150, where Henderson topped Edgar again, but this time by split decision. Critics crowed once mo...