Ben Henderson Says He’s Ready for ‘Anything’ Rustam Khabilov Throws at Him
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.05.2014
Henderson fights Khabilov on Saturday…
Former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson appeared on UFC Tonight this week to discuss his upcoming UFC Fight Night 42 main event bout against Rustam Khabilov. The fight is set for five rounds on Saturday, June 7. Below are some highlights and a clip of the segment:
Henderson on mixing up Khabilov with Khabib Nurmagomedov: "Sadly that's a true story. I saw a Tweet and I saw a Russian name and I thought it was Khabib Nurmagomedov because they had a hard time finding him an opponent."
His thoughts on the Khabilov match-up: "He's a great Sambo guy, a world class wrestler. Any time you've got two great grapplers going at it, it can end up being a stand-up war. We're ready for anything, a lot of grappling or a stand up war, just throwing a lot of bombs."