SEATTLE -- On the biggest stage the sport has ever had, at the final show of the UFCs inaugural year on FOX, after a dominating five-round victory to keep his lightweight belt, Benson Henderson grabbed the microphone in the middle of the Octagon and said this: Seattle! Key Arena! I can do all things through Christ!
It was just as powerful of a statement as Hendersons relentless victory over fellow 155-pounder Nate Diaz that solidified Hendersons spot as the king of the UFCs deepest division. Again and again, Henderson kept taking the normally elusive Diaz to the ground.
He knocked him back with elbows and landed a first-round punch to Diazs right eye that blurred Diazs vision for the rest of the fight. He bounced around the Octagon with as much energy in the final round as he did in the first, his Troy Polamalu-esque hair getting in his eyes and a toothpick a toothpick! lodged inside his mouth.
This was a moment for gloating. Benson Henderson would have been excused if he took ...