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Benson Henderson Asks For Super-Fight With GSP, Gets Turned Down

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has a planned title defense set for April against Gilbert Melendez, but he also has his sights set on a super-fight of his own. UFC president Dana White, though, doesn’t see it happening.

Earlier in the day, Malki Kawa, the manager for Henderson teased that he was working on a super-fight that would surprise fans. Well, on UFC Tonight Tuesday, it was revealed that “Bendo” wants to meet Georges St-Pierre should he defeat Melendez.

White, though, who was also a guest on the program, denied Henderson’s request. The UFC boss stated there are too many viable contenders at lightweight for Henderson to take such a fight right now.

“There’s plenty of guys at 155 pounds for him to defend the title against,” White stated.

Henderson also made reference to such a fight on Twitter, writing, “Don’t wanna get too far ahead of myself but (White) remember me telling u I want to fight in front of 100k (people), soccer stadium???”