Benson Henderson Wins Fighter of the Year Award
Author: Steve Han
Posted: December 27th, 2012
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After winning each of his three fights this year, UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson was named MMA Weekly’s 2012 Fighter of the Year.

“It’s nice to be recognized for what you do,” Henderson told MMAWeekly Radio. “Fighter of the Year, there’s a lot of great fighters out there, a lot of tough fighters out there, I’ll definitely take it.”

In February, Henderson was crowned the UFC lightweight champion after beating Frankie Edgar in a tightly contested battle. Facing Edgar again in a rematch in August, Henderson successfully defended his title.

For his second title defense, Henderson fought No. 1 lightweight contender Nate Diaz. Although the fight was expected to be close, Henderson dominated Diaz from start to end, which led to a one-sided decision win.

Almost six million viewers saw Henderson defeat Diaz, which eventually helped him garner the Fighter of the Year award.

  • kigga-man

    Fo shizzle, my kizzle!

  • Stoned Toki

    Yo, yo, yo, DHK is on TEAM MAD. Nam sayin?

  • kigga-man

    My boi Hendo…Oh wait…that’s Dan Henderson’s nickname. OK, “Bendo.” Giyeah…gangsta. Can I act any blacker than that?!!!!

    I’m soooo happy that Benson won this award along with the fact that he defended his title a couple times. Bendo is gonna be the champ in his weight class for a long time. When punk ass Akiyama came on the scene, all the foolhardy Koreans were yapping about how he’s gonna wipe the division clean…yeah…Ooooookay. Look at what happened. He got messed up by the UFC compeittion. Wannabes need not apply.

    My kigga Bendo is the man! Korean Zombie and stun-gun will rise. Korean Top Team baby! giyeeaaaah foo’!!!!!!!!1

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