Ben Henderson Not Happy With Bellator 227 Performance


Former UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson competed in the main event of Bellator 227, defeating fellow UFC veteran Myles Jury by unanimous decision.

Even though Henderson earned a victory at Bellator 227, it doesn’t mean that the fighter is happy with his performance.

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“Unsatisfactory,” Henderson said after the event (via Farah Hannoun & Simon Head of MMA Junkie). “This is one of the best crowds I’ve ever fought in front of. You Irish fans are nuts. You guys are crazy. I love you guys. I wanted to come out here, and I wanted to have the Irish fans go crazy. I wanted them to go nuts. Give them a good show and entertain you guys, and I came out with a dud. I came out with the W, but it was a little bit of a dud.”

Henderson has competed a total of eight times under the Bellator MMA banner and six of those encounters went the distance.

The fighter wanted to make the bout versus Jury a wild affair, but it didn’t work out that way in the end.

“I wanted to make it a wild affair,” Henderson said. “Action-packed, nuts, those kind of fights I do the best. I shine the most when it’s 100 miles an hour, and that fight was 80 miles an hour. I think Myles did a great job of dictating the pace of the fight and making it a slow, close fight.”

More than half of the bouts at the Bellator 227/Bellator Dublin joint card went the distance and four of the five bouts on the Bellator 227 portion of that card went to the judges scorecards.

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