MANILA – Lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson feels he deserves a superfight with MMA superstar George St-Pierre.
UFC president Dana White doesn’t think so.
"It's not gonna happen. He just won that title not too long ago,” White said in Yahoo! Sports.
White feels Henderson, who won the lightweight belt in 2012, still has to prove that he deserves a fight with other UFC champions.
White added that Henderson has more than enough competition in UFC’s 155-pound division.
“There are plenty of guys in the 155 division to defend that title against, and a possible fight with Aldo if he moves up to 155, a possible fight with Anthony Pettis a couple of fights away," he said.
Henderson, who defended his title against Nate Diaz last December, had expressed interest in fighting St-Pierre, the UFC welterweight champion.
“I think the fans would want to see that fight too. It would be an honor to go up against such a great competitor, especially with a title on the line,” he said.