Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson doesn’t want to wait around and see if he gets another title shot after defeating Josh Thomson.
So, “Smooth” went on Twitter and agreed that a bout with Rustam Khabilov made sense to accept.
Khabilov wrote, “I would be very happy to fight with such a great fighter like Benson Henderson on UFC 173 in May. Dana White I’m ready for big fights.”
Wasting no time, Henderson replied, “seems like no 1 wants to play with u buddy (mysteriously), well I’ll be ur huckleberry…I’ll be ready by June.”
Khabilov (17-1) has scored three straight victories, including two finishes, since debuting in the UFC in 2012. He knocked Vinc Pichel out, and earned a TKO via injury over Yancy Medeiros.
To close out 2013, Khabilov earned the biggest win of his career, taking a decision over Jorge Masvidal.
Henderson (20-3) has lost twice now to UFC champion Anthony Pettis. He rebounded in January to score a decision over Josh Thomson.
Henderson defended the UFC title three times after taking it from Frankie Edgar, including in a rematch with Edgar.
— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) February 11, 2014
UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste has been named to the “Ask Men Top 99 Women” list for this year.
Celeste came in at No. 66, right around the likes of Rosario Dawson, Sarah Silverman and Elizabeth Banks.
— UFC (@ufc) February 11, 2014
UFC fighter Mark Munoz isn’t going to be taking any future signing gigs away from Miley Cyrus anytime soon.
However, that didn’t stop him from recreating Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video with his own version for the World MMA Awards recently.
Check out “Filipino Wrecking Ball,” which comes complete with Munoz swinging on, what else, a wrecking ball.
Also, the awards are set to air this Sunday on FOX Sports Net affiliates.
For fairness, Cyrus and her version is also presented below, you know, so if you want to compare the two videos.
Brazil can be a rough place to live, even if you’re a trained MMA fighter.
Just months away from the release, and EA Sports is providing gamers with some action from the upcoming UFC video game.
“EA Sports: UFC” is scheduled for a spring release.
Since news of the game was made official last year, the gaming giant has revealed several screenshots of the fighters. Now, they have provided a minute-plus video of action from the game.
Check it out in the video below: