Benson Henderson once said that he planned to retire from MMA at the age of 33. But with his 33rd birthday approaching and Henderson preparing to start his new career as a Bellator fighter this weekend against Andrey Koreshkov for the welterweight title, does the former UFC lightweight champion still have plans to call it quits?
While appearing on The MMA Hour, Henderson revealed exactly what was behind his proposed retirement age. And it had nothing to do with his in-ring prowess. Instead, it had everything to do with giving back to his country as a member of the military.
"The real reason, to be frank with you, is that I will end up joining the military ranks," Henderson told Ariel Helwani. "I’ve always held a pretty strong civic duty. Us as Americans, we need to do a better job period."
Henderson initially thought that there were age limitations for joining the military and age 33 was the cut off. However, he has since found out that he can join the reserves andRead More »from Benson Henderson sticking with plan of enlisting in the military