Dana White Comments on Ben Henderson Looking to Set Lightweight Title Defense Record
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.30.2013
Plus comments from Henderson…
- Dana White recently spoke about Ben Henderson's status as a fighter and more. Here are the highlights…
White On Henderson's Possible Record Not Being Discussed: "Maybe nobody knew it until I said it."
White On Henderson Not Being Treated Like a Superstar: "Sometimes it takes a while," White conceded. "B.J. Penn was this kid who came into the UFC as a jiujitsu guy, and he just started knocking people out. He was explosive. He was athletic. He was freaky, and he was a maniac. Some guys burst onto the scene like a Conor McGregor, and everybody's talking about him because he's got that thing, and other guys take a little while (longer). Believe it or not, it took a long time before anybody gave a s--t."
Henderson on His Goals: "My long-term goal is to be the best fighter on the planet, pound-for-pound," Henderson said. "Along the way, you're going to hit other smaller goals, other milestones. I always viewed B.J. Penn as the greatest lightweight of all time. I knew he defended his belt three times, so I always had it in my peripheral vision. I knew for me to be where I want to be — breaking Anderson Silva's record — I was going to have to beat B.J.'s along the way."