UFC Quick Quote: Diego Sanchez ‘not impressed’ by UFC champ Benson Henderson

Jon Kopaloff

Shots fired! UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez is "not impressed" by the king of his division Benson Henderson. Sanchez tells MMA Junkie he believes the current 155-pound titleholder has "a lot of holes in his game" and that he could beat "Smooth" for the belt if given the opportunity.

"After watching Benson Henderson's performance against Gilbert Melendez, I must say, I wasn't impressed. I see a lot of holes in his game, and I feel like that belt's there for the taking ... I see holes in his game, and I really felt he lost that fight to Gilbert... He's strong, but in the Gilbert fight, he didn't try to do one takedown the whole fight, which I think a champion would see, ‘I'm not dominating this fight in the standup, so let's work for something else. Let's try to change it up and at least get some points.' At least try to win some rounds more convincingly, the way he did with Jim Miller. But he was just very content in his striking style and throwing the kicks. I saw it as a mediocre performance, and I think I can get in there and beat this guy."

-- Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight title challenger Diego Sanchez tells MMA Junkie he is "not impressed" by current 155-pound titleholder Ben Henderson, especially after seeing his last fight against Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 7. "The Dream" claims there are many holes in the game of "Smooth" and firmly believes he is capable of exposing those holes and dethroning one of the most successful lightweight champions in UFC history. Even though Sanchez is coming off a highly controversial split decision win over Takanori Gomi at UFC on FUEL TV 8 last March and is no where near a title shot at this point in time, the Jackson's MMA trained fighter is beaming with confidence that he would be able to do what six other men in the UFC have been unable to do thus far -- beat Henderson. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season one winner does not have a fight lined up at this time, but is currently rumored to compete against an unnamed opponent at UFC 164 in August 2013.

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