“I’m not going to say I’ll never go back to 155. Making the weight would be hard to do on short notice and it’s not a pleasant cut, but if the right fight was there for the taking, I would definitely consider jumping on it, but I’m so excited to really test myself at 170.”
After two consecutive losses at lightweight, Ben Henderson decided to jump up to welterweight. And after defeating the march larger Brandon Thatch in his debut at 170-pounds, “Smooth” isn’t planning on going back down to 155 pounds. But as he recently told UFC.com, he’d consider doing the tough cut down to the division he used to rule if the fight is right. For now, “The Once and Future King” will stay in the heavier division to take on Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 79 (details) on November 28, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea.