UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has seen enough of the Anthony Pettis “Showtime kick” off the cage.
Henderson will get his chance at revenge later this month when he faces Pettis in the main event of UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis from Milwaukee.
While some fighters chase losses in an attempt to gain redemption, “Smooth” isn’t doing that.
“You have to treat every fight as if it’s the most important thing there is….because that is what they are,” Henderson said. “It is always going to be different this, different that; first time for this, first time for that.”
Henderson’s last loss was to Pettis when the two met in the final WEC match. Both moved into the UFC, with the current champion putting together quite the streak.
Since that 2010 defeat, Henderson has won seven straight, including two wins over Frankie Edgar and one each over Gilbert Melendez, Nate Diaz, Clay Guida and Jim Miller.
“You can’t really get losses back,” he said. “You have to move on, man up in life.
“It will be nice to get my hands on him, but it’s just another fight, just another title defense.”