Former UFC champion allowed to start training again and vows to be better.
Benson Henderson said he cannot wait to get back into the gym in the hope of earning a rematch with Anthony Pettis for the UFC lightweight title.
There was some doubt Henderson’s health after he verbally submitted to Pettis via an armbar in their main event fight at UFC 164, with some rumors Pettis has snapped his opponent’s seven fight winning streak injuring him in the process.
However, talk of a long lay off for Henderson was put to rest with the former champ releasing a statement and taking to social media site Twitter to let his knows of his state of mind.
— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) September 8, 2013
“My elbow isn’t going to be an issue,” Henderson stated.
“Dr. Shafer said I can resume training immediately, but to take it slow and steady for a couple of weeks and do my rehab work. Of course, I am anxious to get going full speed again but I will be smart and patient about it as well.
“I want to thank my hardcore fans for their awesome support, not just in the past week, but throughout my career. I can be better. I will be better.”
Pettis took his record to (17-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) with the win over Henderson, who dropped to (19-3, 7-1 UFC) in his career.