Benson Henderson: "I

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Jin Akutsu, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Jin Akutsu

    Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    16,265
    Likes Received:
    19,166
    Location:
    Sioux Falls, SD, USA
  2. Drake

    Drake Guest

    Need more Bendo!
     
  3. TheRuthlessOne

    TheRuthlessOne Violence Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    33,253
    Likes Received:
    55,616
    hope he doesn't mean the welterweight belt
     
  4. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    31,639
    Likes Received:
    45,898
    I wish him luck at Welter weight. I wish they wouldn't build him up so slowly. He was elite at lightweight and already has a win over thatch at welterweight. Yet when Gunnar beats thatch, gunnar becomes ranked 11th? da fuck?
     
  5. Dirge

    Dirge Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    10,610
    Likes Received:
    15,175
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    It is just me or is Benson incredibly boring to watch? Maybe it was his 7 decision win streak that put me off him but I am always reminded of Clay Guida... or Frankie Edgar. Tons of energy and activity but not real damage output or efforts to finish.
     
  6. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    18,750
    Likes Received:
    37,737
    Take whatever the hell is in your mouth (toothpick most likely) out, Ben. Christ...
     
  7. C0NCH3TO

    C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    17,035
    Likes Received:
    10,662
    Not a chance in hell that he gets the ww belt. Guys are bigger, stronger, etc. He will have some interesting fights but that's about it.
     
  8. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    31,639
    Likes Received:
    45,898
    I don't think he'll get the WW belt either, but I think he has a far better chance than you're giving him. Especially if he keeps getting these five round fights.
     
  9. B0mbSquad

    B0mbSquad Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    2,159
    Likes Received:
    1,277
    Benson is awesome. He beats the shit out of people, even if he doesn't always get the finish. I think it is because his boxing isn't a strong suit. But goodness, watch the Nate Diaz fight again if you want to see damage.
     
  10. under_t

    under_t Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    4,489
    Likes Received:
    978
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    He hasn't sign contract extension yet.
    Maybe go to Bellator?
     
  11. Codpiece

    Codpiece Not afraid to care

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    19,767
    Likes Received:
    16,280
    Location:
    Brisbane
    It isn't just you, but I think you're wrong. Bendo has been in a few lacklustre matches and a few incredible fights. His beatdown of Nate was terrific, he handled Guida and Bocek, had a superb match with Thatch (that rhymed!)...some of his fights are dull, sure, but that makes him like most MMA fighters - few are exciting all the time. Calling him "incredibly boring" is ovestating it, I feel.
     
  12. Codpiece

    Codpiece Not afraid to care

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    19,767
    Likes Received:
    16,280
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Oh, I must add (on topic) that Bendo probably wont get another UFC belt, not at WW anyway. He could get a WSOF belt! I think he still would do well against most of the UFC LW division and should still be ranked above Cerrone if he chooses to fight there again.
     
  13. C0NCH3TO

    C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    17,035
    Likes Received:
    10,662
    i give him a puncher's chance because this is mma and anything can happen. But in my opinion Lawler, Hendricks, Mc Donald, Condit and even Woodley are a different animal than Brandon Tatch. His wresslin might be effective against Condit and Lawler but these 2 guys are killers on their feet and i see them catching him with a big punch and then a flurry. The rest of the guys i mentioned are bigger and won't have issues with his wresslin. He's doomed at ww.
     
  14. mjg15

    mjg15 Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    130
    Nope, no chance.
     
  15. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    31,639
    Likes Received:
    45,898
    You just listed the top five guys in the division. Of course they'd be tough as fuck. They're tough for anyone.
     
  16. Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    83,968
    Likes Received:
    41,098
    Location:
    Constellation Funk.
    Win, lose, or draw; belt or no belt; Benson is one of the better people in the sport and I like to watch him fight. Bendo 4 Lyfe.
     
  17. Indianapolis Jones

    Indianapolis Jones Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    25,999
    Likes Received:
    26,049
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    War Bendo. Always a fan.

    Saw him at the theaters watching Lucy
     
  18. C0NCH3TO

    C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    17,035
    Likes Received:
    10,662
    but they can beat each other, i think Bendo would get murked by all of them. He could be at Lombard/Brown level, that's why i said that i don't see him getting that belt. He can win fights for sure, but once he gets a fight against a top 5 guy, things will get ugly for him.
     
  19. Legendary

    Legendary Ꮥµpǝɹnøʌɐ

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    6,314
    Likes Received:
    8,505
    You really don't like Bendo.

    Name someone at 170 who would beat those guys easily. There are none. The elite of 155 and 170 are really the best fighters in the sport.
     
  20. DrDangles

    DrDangles Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    1,694
    Likes Received:
    66
    Guida, Thatch, Diaz, Edgar I and Bocek were AWESOME
    Edgar II, Cerrone III, Thomson, Rustam, melendez fights SUCKED
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.