In the hours following reports of Eddie Alvarez receiving a large contract to sign with the UFC, current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson sounded off via Twitter.
Maybe that was all a little ploy by “Smooth,” as he confirmed late Friday night that he has signed a new eight-fight contract with the UFC – and he is a happy man for it.
— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) January 12, 2013
Henderson has successfully defended his title twice, defeating both Frankie Edgar and Nate Diaz in 2012. He is likely headed for a collision with Gilbert Melendez later this year, though nothing has been confirmed yet.