Rustam Khabilov Wanted Benson Henderson, Not an Easy Road to the UFC Title

June 5, 2014
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Many people were surprised when Dagestani fighter Rustam Khabilov took to Twitter to call out former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. But he desperately desired a fight, and not just any fight, one that would propel him closer to a UFC title shot.

Fighting out of the Jackson/Winkeljohn gym in Albuquerque, N.M., Khabilov gets to fight Henderson on his adopted home turf at UFC Fight Night Albuquerque, knowing that this is likely to come down to a test pitting Henderson’s striking against his wrestling.

Should Khabilov get a shot at the belt if he gets past Henderson on Saturday?

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  • Jaakko Mäenpää

    Henderson might pull an upset and win :)

    • put me in the sauna coach

      if the fight is close Henderson will get the win. That guy always gets the benefit of the doubt.

  • Rick Ricky

    This guy is a giant pile of s**t…Look up the YouTube video of him pouring coke on some girl in McDonalds. I hope Henderson beats this goat effer back to the s–t hole he hails from…The hotbed for the religion of peace!

  • Rick Ricky

    Zero respect for this mangy mutt…