Bendo?

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  1. MMAfan4life2

    MMAfan4life2 Green Belt

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    I've never understood why people call Benson Henderson "Bendo". Can somebody explain it to me?

    It doesn't make sense to copy "Hendo" because they have the exact same last name. Benso?
     
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    Tooth and Nail Forever Brocktober

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    Torrid Cunning Linguist

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    Dan Henderson is Hendo and was around before, so you add the Ben, you get Bendo. Also, I'm pretty sure it was coined after his first fight with Cerrone. He had so many near submission escapes that he was deemed too bendy to be submitted, so you again get, Bendo.
     
  4. TobikanJudan94

    TobikanJudan94 Never be game over

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    Benso and Dendo?
     
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    CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Yep. Cerrone threw something like ten armbars and triangles on him in that fight.
     
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    Bendo , Hendo, KenFlo in a hell in a cell match. Winner ... wins.
     
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    TS must have a real slow day at work
     
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    yes. it was Gumby immediately after that. but for whatever reason, Bendo (Bendy + Benson) stuck instead.
     
  10. Wrathsoul

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    I'm convinced the KenFlo thing is an East Coast thing. KenFlo, J-Lau, JoePa, JLo, etc.
     
  11. SeattleFightFan

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    Hendo is from the west coast.
     
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    EDIT: Hendo AND Bendo are from the West Coast
     
  13. Wrathsoul

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    Newsflash: Hendo is not Dan Henderson's first name and last name somehow combined. Bendo is a play on Hendo, but still not BenHen or anything like that.
     
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  15. Phronimos

    Phronimos The truth don't have to be validated by ignorance.

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    A dildo named Ben?
     
  16. Phronimos

    Phronimos The truth don't have to be validated by ignorance.

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    Hendo got his nickname in Japan, the 'do' is an honorific ending, I believe, or it has some Japanese meaning "the way of".

    Bendo got his nickname by piggy-backing on this Hendo formation.
     

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