Paul Daley Admits Desire to Rematch Tyron Woodley

Despite his upcoming clash with another former UFC welterweight in Lorenz Larkin, Paul Daley would ‘love to’ fight UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for the second time Daley and Larkin will lock horns in what promises to be an explosive encounter at Bellator 183 this Saturday at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. Daley […]

Despite his upcoming clash with another former UFC welterweight in Lorenz Larkin, Paul Daley would ‘love to’ fight UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for the second time Daley and Larkin will lock horns in what promises to be an explosive encounter at Bellator 183 this Saturday at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. Daley […]

Benson Henderson Wants 15 Fights In Final Three Years Of Career

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has gone just 1-2 under the Bellator banner since signing with the promotion in 2016, but he’s also had to deal with some injury setbacks. Late last year, Henderson underwent successful knee injury, and he recently revealed that he feels fully healthy heading into his Bellator 183 main event […]

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Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has gone just 1-2 under the Bellator banner since signing with the promotion in 2016, but he’s also had to deal with some injury setbacks.

Late last year, Henderson underwent successful knee injury, and he recently revealed that he feels fully healthy heading into his Bellator 183 main event bout against Patricky Freire, which is set to take place tomorrow night (Sept. 23, 2017) from San Jose, California:

“It feels great to know in the back of my head that there’s nothing wrong,” Henderson told MMAjunkie. “There’s no ailments, no ‘knee doesn’t feel quite right, but that’s OK, I’ll get it taken care of after I’m done fighting.’ But to know truly that everything is good to go.”

At 33 years of age, time is ticking on Henderson’s fighting career, especially because he once said that he’d like to retire at age 33 to join the military. That is no longer the plan, although “Smooth” would still like to conclude his fighting career in the coming years and potentially join the reserves.

The ex-UFC champion said that he’d like to fight 15 times in the final three years of his career, and he hopes that most of those fights are title fights:

“I have more time to do it now,” Henderson said. “That being said, I have a limited amount of time left – one year, two years. I know I don’t want to be fighting when I’m 40. I don’t want to be fighting when I’m 37. And I don’t want to be fighting when I’m 36.

“But in that time, for most of my fights, I don’t take a lot of damage. I want however long I have (left), I want those to be as action-packed as possible. I want to get 15 fights in those three years. Hopefully, they’re all title fights.”

Henderson challenged Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title this past November, but suffered a decision loss. He also challenged Andrey Koreshkov for the Bellator welterweight title in his promotional debut in April 2016, but lost a one-sided unanimous decision.

A win over Freire would put “Smooth” right back into title contention at 155 pounds.

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Lorenz Larkin Explains Why He Has Beef With Paul Daley

If you couldn’t tell by now, Bellator welterweight Lorenz Larkin is not a fan of Paul Daley nor does he like talking about him. According to Larkin, talking about the fight is the opposite of what he thinks their upcoming fight should be about. Instead, their styles should sell the fight. He doesn’t believe that […]

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If you couldn’t tell by now, Bellator welterweight Lorenz Larkin is not a fan of Paul Daley nor does he like talking about him. According to Larkin, talking about the fight is the opposite of what he thinks their upcoming fight should be about.

Instead, their styles should sell the fight. He doesn’t believe that it should be a manufactured grudge. Despite his mindset, Larkin is doing what Daley has done in the past, which is talking. They are set to fight each other this weekend at Bellator 183.

“I don’t do the fake stuff,” Larkin told MMAjunkie during a media day in support of the Spike-televised fight. “I get it, you’re trying to sell the fight. But we don’t need to sell the fight. It’s exciting in and of itself. So don’t do the extra (expletive).

“He’s not that guy. He’s not a talker. He doesn’t have that charisma. He just fights. If I was a promoter, I’d just be like, ‘Fight.’ Let’s not put him in front of the camera. Let’s not let people talk to him. Let’s just let them like him because he fights, not his charisma. Because he doesn’t have it.”

Up until this summer, Larkin didn’t feel this way. He thought of Daley as his next fight. When Bellator MMA President Scott Coker came to him with the idea of this bout, he had asked for a few days to check with his doctor to see if he was healthy enough to compete.

“‘We’re waiting on you, Larkin, to sign the contract,’” Larkin remembers of Daley’s words. “‘Don’t be scared,’ or some (expletive) like that. So I’m like, scared? It’s going to be funny in the years that come along,” Larkin said. “I know somebody is going to do a compilation of him talking all this mess and the repercussions of his stuff.”

Bellator 183 is set to take place at SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, September 23rd. The main card airs on Spike TV at 9 PM EST.

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Patricky Freire Picturing Knockout Win Over Benson Henderson

Patricky Freire is hoping to earn another significant knockout victory. Tomorrow night (Sept. 23), Freire will take on Benson Henderson. The bout will serve as the main event of Bellator 183. “Pitbull” is not only hoping for his second straight win, he’s also vying for back-to-back knockouts. Speaking to MMAMania.com, Freire said he’s prepared to […]

Patricky Freire is hoping to earn another significant knockout victory. Tomorrow night (Sept. 23), Freire will take on Benson Henderson. The bout will serve as the main event of Bellator 183. “Pitbull” is not only hoping for his second straight win, he’s also vying for back-to-back knockouts. Speaking to MMAMania.com, Freire said he’s prepared to […]

Benson Henderson Hopes to Bring Excitement in Final Years of MMA Competition

Benson Henderson is ready for some action-packed bouts to close out his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. This Saturday night (Sept. 23), Henderson will take on Patricky Freire inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The lightweight scrap is set to headline Bellator 183. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Henderson said there is some time left […]

Benson Henderson is ready for some action-packed bouts to close out his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. This Saturday night (Sept. 23), Henderson will take on Patricky Freire inside the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The lightweight scrap is set to headline Bellator 183. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Henderson said there is some time left […]

Gegard Mousasi Asked For Alexander Shlemenko to be Drug Tested

Gegard Mousasi is taking precautions before doing battle with Alexander Shlemenko. In 2015, Shlemenko was suspended for three years due to failing a drug test. The former Bellator middleweight champion appealed the decision and his suspension was lifted. He’s had five bouts since returning to active competition. Mousasi recently requested that Shlemenko be drug tested […]

Gegard Mousasi is taking precautions before doing battle with Alexander Shlemenko. In 2015, Shlemenko was suspended for three years due to failing a drug test. The former Bellator middleweight champion appealed the decision and his suspension was lifted. He’s had five bouts since returning to active competition. Mousasi recently requested that Shlemenko be drug tested […]