Besides physical ability, Benson Henderson (17-2) feels that he must watch out for how Nate Diaz (16-7) can get in the head of a fighter.
“The Diaz brothers get fighters very worked up emotionally to where they want to throw their game plan out the window and go out there and throw down,” said Henderson. “First and foremost, I got to keep my emotional state in check.”
To match the emotions that Diaz brings out in a fighter, Henderson also knows that he is a talented fighter.
“Skill wise he brings very crisp boxing and knockout kind of power,” said Henderson. “He’s one of those submission artist. You make a mistake, he’s going to catch your neck and make you go to sleep or tap.”
The date for the UFC Lightweight Championship fight has not been revealed.