UFC on FOX, party of two, your time slot is now available...
Despite a stellar preliminary card, the UFC on FOX network television event, scheduled for Saturday night (Nov. 12, 2011), in Anaheim, California, will only feature two fighters during the hour-long broadcast: Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.
That doesn't mater to Ben Henderson.
While he was initially "bummed" about being relegated to the Facebook and FoxSports.com live video stream for this weekend's extravaganza, "Bendo" quickly realized that beating Clay Guida is the only thing that matters, not how many people get to watch him do it.
The former WEC lightweight champion elaborates to USA Today:
"When I heard that, to be honest, I was a little bit sad about that, a little bit bummed out. (But) the more I thought about it, I was able to settle myself down. … Being on Fox or Facebook or Foxsports.com of Spike TV or Versus or pay-per-view, it all doesn't really matter; what matters is you winning, you getting your hand raised.Clay's on a big fight win streak," Henderson says. "I only have two wins so far in the UFC, but both wins over quality opponents. … If I were to hear that Clay or I -- the winner of us; after I beat Clay -- get a title shot, I wouldn't be too surprised about that."
Henderson recently derailed the Jim Miller hype train and spoiled his title plans by dominating him at UFC on Versus 5 to secure a lopsided unanimous decision victory.
With Melvin Guillard no longer in the mix and Anthony Pettis working his way back up, it's very possible the winner of Saturday's lightweight affair could be next in line for a 155-pound title shot.
Unless Gilbert Melendez has something to say about it next month in Strikeforce.
How about it Maniacs, anyone think the winner of Henderson vs. Guida should get an immediate title shot against division kingpin Frankie Edgar?
Why or why not?