Oh, that explains a lot: Benson Henderson is actually Asian

Ben Henderson is awesome. He hits with brick-smashing hardness, he moves with catlike speed and agility, he chokes people as if he were a snake, and he was a two-time All-American in wrestling while completing a double major in college. I used to wonder how Benson Henderson could be so good at life, but it now turns out that this combination of superhuman traits makes sense because he is actually part model minority.

Henderson has a Korean mother and an African-American father. The fact that Ben Henderson is from the same breeding stock as Tiger Woods and Hines Ward means that he was destined from birth to have, in the immortal words of Robin Williams, both black athleticism and Asian concentration. Rumor has it that he is also able to barbecue and fry a chicken at the same time, garnishing it with both rotten cabbage and watermelon.

The UFC recently paraded Henderson around Asia to promote his upcoming fight in Japan, and he had a chance to snap the above photo when he met his Korean family for the first time. Henderson raved about the experience on Yahoo’s Cagewriter blog, but the question remains, will the Korean public (and, more saliently, the Japanese public) embrace him as one of their own? Not to Zach Arnold out, but the Japanese hate Koreans. However, they love African-Americans. In this case, the Japanese may come to love both Henderson’s Asianness and the stories we tell the Japanese about him living in a broken down school bus by the river.

Some videos of Henderson being Asian are available here.

(talkin’ lots about moms here aren’t we?)

  • JoeRoganIsAnnoying

    In other news, GSP tore his puss hammy.  Me thinks he’s scurred homie.

  • Blackula Jonez

    lol at gsp’s torn pussy.

     

    I also lol’d when I read the cabbage and watermelon line and realized that Ryan isn’t well versed in racial humor only to then see the article was written by everyones favorite writing jackal, Dick.

  • iamphoenix

    Koreans dont eat cabbage wtf are you talking about. They eat dog, yaki mandu and pedestrians. and they only drink soju and party every day like a boss and they love techno,house and electro.

  • frickshun

    His mom is Joe Son?!

  • sharaab

    even though he is fighting for the title soon, i believe Bendo is closer to the “Hines Ward” of MMA as opposed to the “Tiger Woods” of MMA at this point. and thats assuming we’re talking about the old, young, dominant Tiger Woods, and not the new, old, syphilitic, divorced Tiger Woods, of course.

    Either way, I’m torn about Smoove because I like his fighting skills but hate his Jesus-loving Tebow-ness.

    I’m torn like GSPs knee, I tell ya.

  • CAP

    Thumbs up!

  • glassjawsh

    uh….Akiyama is a Zainichi (ethnic Korean) and the Japanese loved the shit out of him (before they hated him)

    explain that one

  • frickshun

    ^^Uhhh….he’s pretty & married a hot bitch that they all probably have on their love pillows.

  • dick

    They saw Aki as a “traitor” before they loved him.

  • frickshun

    ^^Is that what you’re hoping for?

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