Although Rafael dos Anjos (18-6) hasn’t been mentioned as next to get a crack at the UFC lightweight championship, he will have a close eye on who is the champion before the year is up. In December, Ben Henderson (17-2) looks to make his second title defense against Nate Diaz (16-7).
“I think Ben Henderson wins and I support him,” said Anjos to TATAME. “The guy is an athlete.”
Henderson’s jiu-jitsu and irregular stance where reasons for Anjos’ decision.
“Nate is one of the toughest guys, but Ben Henderson is much more athletic, has better jiu-jitsu and his wrestling is better,” said Anjos.
Diaz won the No. 1 contender spot earlier in year and over the summer Henderson defended the title against the former champion.
Anjos, who began if UFC career with back-to-back losses in 2008 has since emerged to 7-3. This year he earned three wins after UFC 154.
Henderson vs. Diaz headlines the December 5, UFC on FOX show.