UFC Quick Quote: Ben Henderson is not strong and does not hit hard

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Sounds like "The Punk" has an explanation for all those decisions wins.

"Every time he got close to me, I felt like I was able to get to the body lock and just take him down. ... All the things that I had in my mind with him being strong, being a hard kicker, all those things, they weren't true. I put those in my head just from listening to commentary and from other people talking about how hard he kicks or how strong he is and these types of things. We got in there and locked up the first couple of times and I didn't feel intimidated at all. ... Let me just tell you, he's not strong. He doesn't hit hard. He's not strong. He doesn't kick hard. All those things -- none of those things apply. He's a good athlete. He's a good fighter. I'll give him a lot of credit, but the things that people think hurt didn't hurt at all."

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Josh Thomson, was not impressed with Ben Henderson's performance at UFC on FOX 10 (recap), which took place last month in Chicago, Illinois. "Smooth" was able to squeak by on the judges' scorecards after a closely-contested fight, but the injured "Punk" tells Sherdog's "Beatdown Radio" how surprised he was that his opponent did not live up to the hype, at least when it came to physical strength, as well as power punching. Those comments echo the sentiments from UFC President Dana White, who accused the former champ of not being a finisher. Then again, it's possible that White doesn't like Henderson (says this guy), but it sounds like Bendo is having trouble getting love from anyone in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community. Who among you is ready to stand up and declare yourself a member of the Toothpick Nation? Let your voice be heard!

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