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Ben Henderson, right, won a split decision over (Credit: AP)

Ben Henderson, right, won a split decision over Frankie Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Ben Henderson

Benson Henderson is the UFC lightweight champion.

Ben Henderson, right, won a split decision over
(Credit: AP)

Ben Henderson, right, won a split decision over Frankie Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Ben Henderson, left, won a split decision over
(Credit: AP)

Ben Henderson, left, won a split decision over Frankie Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie
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Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie Edgar, left, to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Ben Henderson, right, receives a punch to the
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Ben Henderson, right, receives a punch to the chin while having his leg held by Frankie Edgar. Henderson won a split decision over Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Ben Henderson, right, won a split decision over
(Credit: AP)

Ben Henderson, right, won a split decision over Frankie Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie
(Credit: AP)

Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie
(Credit: AP)

Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie
(Credit: AP)

Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie
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Ben Henderson won a split decision over Frankie Edgar to successfully defend his lightweight title at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Ben Henderson reacts to winning his lightweight match
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Ben Henderson reacts to winning his lightweight match against Clay Guida during UFC on Fox 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2011)

Benson Henderson celebrates his win over Frankie Edgarin
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Benson Henderson celebrates his win over Frankie Edgarin their lightweight title bout during UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, left, and challenger
(Credit: AP Photo Neil Davidson)

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, left, and challenger Nate Diaz pose on Thursday Dec. 6, 2012 in advance of their main event Saturday on a UFC televised card. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Neil Davidson)

Benson Henderson celebrates his win over Frankie Edgar
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Benson Henderson celebrates his win over Frankie Edgar in his first lightweight title defense at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Rich
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Rich Franklin (L) and current lightweight champion Benson Henderson pose during the launch and press conference ahead of Sony Six India's Premier Sports channel ‘UFC’ television programme in Mumbai late September 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STRSTRDEL/AFP/GettyImages

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Rich
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Rich Franklin (L) and current lightweight champion Benson Henderson pose during the launch and press conference ahead of Sony Six India's Premier Sports channel ‘UFC’ television programme in Mumbai late September 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STRSTRDEL/AFP/GettyImages

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Rich
(Credit: Getty STRDEL)

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Rich Franklin (L) and current lightweight champion Benson Henderson pose during the launch and press conference ahead of Sony Six India's Premier Sports channel ‘UFC’ television programme in Mumbai late September 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO/STRSTRDEL/AFP/GettyImages

Frankie Edgar, right, reacts to losing by split
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Frankie Edgar, right, reacts to losing by split decision to lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 150 in Denver. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Clay Guida, top, gets tangled up with Benson
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Clay Guida, top, gets tangled up with Benson Henderson against the fence during UFC on Fox at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, November 12, 2011. (Miguel Vanconcellos/Orange County Register/MCT)

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Benson Henderson presses Clay Guida against the fence
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Benson Henderson presses Clay Guida against the fence during UFC on Fox at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, November 12, 2011. (Miguel Vanconcellos/Orange County Register/MCT)

Benson Henderson is taken down by Clay Guida
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Benson Henderson is taken down by Clay Guida in a lightweight match during UFC on Fox at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, November 12, 2011. (Miguel Vanconcellos/Orange County Register/MCT)

Benson Henderson elbows Clay Guida in the head
(Credit: MCT/MIGUEL VASCONCELLOS)

Benson Henderson elbows Clay Guida in the head during UFC on Fox at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, November 12, 2011. (Miguel Vanconcellos/Orange County Register/MCT)

Ben Henderson, a religious man, searches for strength
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Ben Henderson, a religious man, searches for strength and courage before defending his WEC lightweight title at WEC 48 in Sacramento. (April 24, 2010)

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