Benson Henderson promises Pettis won’t engage in a staring contest

WEC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson promises fans that as soon as the bell rings for his upcoming title defense against Anthony Pettis later this month at WEC 53 in Glendale, Arizona, the two will go at it, rather than engaging in a staring match.

Henderson, speaking via the Bleacher Report, said:

“We’re not going to stand there and stare at each other for 25 minutes. Anytime you have two guys go in there with that mentality, not being like ‘oh if I score a takedown in the last 30 seconds I’ll steal the round’ or ‘I already won three rounds so I’ll play it safe to win the decision’, but two guys who go in there and actually want to fight there is always potential for fans to talk about that fight for years to come.”

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