Benson Henderson has one agenda on his mind: defeat Nate Diaz. “Smooth” will defend his UFC lightweight title against Diaz this evening in the main event of UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz.
“I’m going to fight him and beat him up,” said Henderson, during the weigh-in show on Fuel TV Friday.
Henderson successfully defended his title against Frankie Edgar earlier this year, claiming a decision victory in Denver. That followed a decision win for Henderson in Japan to secure the title.
Diaz, however, is a completely different fighter than Edgar, as the Stockton-native prefers to come right at you. Edgar was more of the counter-attacker and wrestler.
“I prepared the same for this fight as opposed to my first fight and my 10th fight and my last fight,” Henderson said. “It’s all the same. I’m going to beat him up and win the fight.”