Benson Henderson is one of the most exciting MMA fighters currently active and he was seriously wooed by the UFC back when he was looking for a promotion to fight under.
He had the following to say on his official webpage:
"I'd be remiss to not thank [UFC president] Dana White and [CEO] Lorenzo Fertitta for the opportunities they presented me, you guys have helped me change my life for the better and to be able to provide my family with the things I didn't have while growing up. For that I'll always have the utmost appreciation. Thanks for all the advise you guys gave too, both business wise and personal."
UFC president Dana White had the following to say to MMAJunkie about how he isn't all that worried about henderson:
"The truth is we made him an offer that would have paid him substantially more - like not even in the same ballpark - than he's getting now if he were to become world champion again, but he chose their deal, which offered more up front. He's a former world champion who's ranked No. 15 now. We're looking for top-5 guys, guys that are going from 15 to 1, not the other way around."
He still wishes the fighter well, as he should, since who knows if and when Henderson will make it back to the UFC.
"But I'm honestly happy for Benson. I'm not angry. Who knows? This could be the last contract he ever signs. He got the right deal for him. He's a great guy, and we wish him all the best."
What do you think?