Even with 2 losses to him, I think Bendo is still an easier path to a title shot than Khabib would be. With Dos Anjos fighting Pettis you gotta imagine Cerrone vs Khabib would likely be the next title contender fight they make. Especially with the win streaks both guys have going. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if Cerrone was promised a title shot with a win over Henderson. That coupled with the fact that he'll probably receive a pretty nice paycheck for taking the fight on a weeks notice likely made the fight impossible to pass up. Don't get me wrong I still favour Bendo, but Cowboy has looked pretty good lately and Henderson hasn't, so who knows.