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Benson Henderson wants Bellator tourney alternate spot; Scott Coker open to it

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

NEW YORK - Benson Henderson wants to be an alternate for the Bellator welterweight grand prix. Company president Scott Coker is open to allowing it happen.
Henderson , who fights Saad Awad in Saturday's Bellator 208 lightweight co-headliner, has fought several times at welterweight in the past, but has had mixed results. Still, though, he would like nothing more than to return to the weight class as part of the 170-pound tournament.
The eight-man field is already set up - with an alternate bout between Lorenz Larkin and Ion Pascu also booked for Friday's Bellator 208 - but if another opening pops up, Henderson wants in.
“I would love to get in on that,” Henderson said at today's Bellator 208 press conference. “It was never brought to me; it was never brought up. No one from Bellator ever contacted me for the welterweight tournament. But if someone gets hurt and you need someone to step up and make weight on six hours' notice, on one days' notice - I'm your man. I...

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