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

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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