Bellator / News / Videos / Bellator 208 / Benson Henderson / Breaking

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...

Continue reading ...

 






The last Posts from MMAjunkie



The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week: Here's how and when to watch

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week: Here's how and when to watch

This will be the last - and strongest - meteor shower of the year, according to NASA. Read more ...

Russian Spy Maria Butina Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy Against The United States

Russian Spy Maria Butina Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy Against The United States

The Russian gun rights activist was enmeshed in Republican politics during the 2016 election. Read more ...

DOJ veterans say Trump's latest defense in the Michael Cohen case is rarely...

DOJ veterans say Trump's latest defense in the Michael Cohen case is rarely successful and could spectacularly backfire on him

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to assert his innocence after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted to violating campaign-finance laws at his boss's... Read more ...

Man arrested after shooting, killing 'intruder' who was coming to collect...

Man arrested after shooting, killing 'intruder' who was coming to collect money for drugs

Detectives later learned the "intruder" was a drug dealer and he was coming to collect a debt owed for methamphetamine, police said. Read more ...

Apple threw shade on Amazon with the stealthy selection of its very own HQ2

Apple threw shade on Amazon with the stealthy selection of its very own HQ2

Apple announced on Thursday that it is spending $1 billion on a new campus in Austin, Texas . Its stealthy process of selecting the campus contrasted with Amazon's drawn-out... Read more ...

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Janet Jackson joins her brother Michael and the Jackson 5 as members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, earning induction on Thursday along with Stevie Nicks and the top fan... Read more ...

KFC selling a fire log that smells like fried chicken

KFC selling a fire log that smells like fried chicken

Perfect Christmas present for your fried chicken friend Read more ...

MLB trade rumors: Edwin Encarnacion to Mariners, Carlos Santana to Indians...

MLB trade rumors: Edwin Encarnacion to Mariners, Carlos Santana to Indians in 3-team deal

Santana returns to Cleveland as his former slugging partner Encarnacion heads to Seattle. Read more ...

Dennis Middle School student dead after he shoots self in Richmond, Indiana

Dennis Middle School student dead after he shoots self in Richmond, Indiana

An Indiana teen apparently planning to shoot up a middle school took his own life during a gun battle with cops Thursday morning, according to reports. Cops in Richmond - 70... Read more ...

Armored car crash causes chaos as money blows across highway

Armored car crash causes chaos as money blows across highway

This is a new kind of cash flow. An armored car crash caused money to fly around a New Jersey highway Thursday morning - prompting further accidents as drivers chased the loot... Read more ...