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Benson Henderson Admits He’s Not In Same Class As Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes

Benson Henderson Admits He’s Not In Same Class As Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes

When it is all said and done, UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson hopes to go down in history as one of the all-time greats.

For now, Henderson will stick to continuing to build his legacy and resume. That includes an upcoming title defense at UFC 164 vs. Anthony Pettis.

“I don’t consider myself in the (Matt) Hughes (class),” said Henderson, during a recent conference call. “I don’t think of myself as a Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, any one of those guys. It is (even) weird to think of yourself like that.”

Henderson has won seven straight fights, including title defenses over Frankie Edgar, Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez. He has constantly stated a desire to surpass Anderson Silva’s record for successful defenses, a number topped at 10 for the moment.

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Fight Cards

UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2

Event Date: July 29, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 114: Pettis vs. Moreno

Event Date: August 5, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 182: Koreshkov vs. Njoukani

Event Date: August 25, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 115: Struve vs. Volkov

Event Date: September 2, 2017
Broadcast: Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

UFC 215: Johnson vs. Borg

Event Date: September 9, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull

Event Date: September 23, 2017
Broadcast: TBD