Benson Henderson is still confident he will become a Bellator champion.
Henderson is the former WEC and UFC lightweight champion and has been in Bellator since 2016. In his first fight in the promotion, he fought for the welterweight title and lost to Andrey Koreshkov and also fought for the lightweight title and dropped a split decision to Michael Chandler.
Benson Henderson Talks Title Aspirations
The 38-year-old is 6-6 in Bellator but has only fought the best, and is coming off an upset win over Islam Mamedov in his return to lightweight. He is now set to headline Bellator 285 on Friday in Dublin, Ireland against Peter Queally, and Henderson believes if he wins, he will get a title shot as he says he has four fights left on his deal, which will be his final four fights.
“For sure, these are the last four fights of my career,” Henderson said at Bellator 285 media day. “I have to give it all I got, give it the best I got. Lay it all out there. And after I’m done, then it’s going to be my wife’s turn. It’s going to be her turn to give it her chance to live her dream to go be a world champion.”
The lightweight title is currently set to be up for grabs as Patricky Pitbull is defending his belt against Usman Nurmagomedov on November 18. Benson Henderson is confident he will get a title shot and believes he can beat either of them.
“After I beat up Peter Queally and put a stop to Peter Queally, I’m going to get a title shot next,” Henderson said. “I’m either going to beat up Pitbull (or Nurmagomedov). I’d love to do it in a soccer stadium in Brazil or beat up a Russian in a soccer stadium in Russia – no problem. Either way, I’m going to end these last four fights with a Bellator lightweight belt around my waist.”