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Ben Henderson was ready to jump on a plane and fight Tyron Woodley at UFC 192

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Henderson’s ready; anytime and anywhere. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson is no small fry.
“Smooth” might be what some call average at 5’9″ but the 31-year-old veteran has made a notoriously steep trek down to the 155-pound division. But now with Henderson’s home being the UFC welterweight division — he last defeated Brandon Thatch in February before an injury put a halt to his ascent at 170 pounds — it’s full steam ahead for the MMA Lab fighter.
“I have to do the work to get to that title shot, but hard work isn’t anything I’ve ever shied away from,” Henderson told UFC.com. “I’ll give my best to climb the ladder and get to a title opportunity, but I’m doing so because I want to find out if I have more heart than Robbie Lawler has.”
With an undefeated record at welterweight — he was 9-3 at lightweight — he’s not exactly in a rush to challenge for the strap currently held by “Ruthless.” Henderson, who is half Korean, is tasked with dispatching of former world title challenger Thiago Alves in a UFC Fight Night 79 headliner in Seoul, South Korea, which “Bendo” is “ecstatic” about.
However, when the ….View original article