Benson Henderson Reveals Elbow Not Seriously Injured
By FCF Staff
Despite the fact it appeared as though Benson Henderson may have incurred extensive damage to his elbow during his UFC 164 armbar loss to Anthony Pettis, the former champ has announced he’ll be back to training soon.
Henderson, who relayed following the defeat that he was in considerable pain as a result of the armbar, was examined this week by an elbow specialist in Phoenix. The physician concluded that there is no structural damage to the renowned fighter’s elbow.
Henderson was quoted saying in a statement from his representatives:
My elbow isn’t going to be an issue. Dr. Shafer said I can resume training immediately, but to take it slow and steady for a couple of weeks and do my rehab work. Of course I am anxious to get going full speed again but I will be smart and patient about it as well.
I want to thank my hardcore fans for their awesome support, not just in the past week, but throughout my career. I can be better. I will be better.
The loss to Pettis ended Henderson’s seven fight win streak and marked the first time he had been defeated since 2010, when he lost by unanimous decision to the newly crowned champ.