Benson Henderson talks signing to face Gilbert Melendez on FOX





“I am beyond thrilled to be competing again on network TV for the UFC on FOX 7 card against Gilbert Melendez. It's an honor to be put in this position by both the UFC and FOX executives, who are placing trust in me to be able to deliver another exciting fight on live TV. The fans can expect to see a lot of action from two fighters who have aggressive styles. It should be a fun night.” - Benson Henderson

“Gilbert Melendez is one of the toughest fighters on the planet. I've said over and over that I just want to fight the best in the world. I don't care in what order I face them, but I want to fight the best in the biggest fights. He has been the Strikeforce Lightweight champion, and is going to be real hungry in his first UFC fight.” - Benson Henderson

“Gilbert Melendez trains with Nick Diaz, so I'm sure there will be some strategy shared in his camp from my last fight. I don't concern myself with that, however. I will have my own gameplan and it will be up to me to execute that. I can't worry about how he will plan to fight me, only on how I plan to fight him.” - Benson Henderson