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Benson Henderson quotes from Bellator Dublin Media Day

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Here’s what the BELLATOR 285 fighters had to say: 

BENSON HENDERSON: NO. 3-RANKED BELLATOR LIGHTWEIGHT (VIDEO)

“This is the last four fights of my career. Give it all I’ve got, the best I’ve got. After that, I’m done, and then it’s my wife’s turn. Give her a chance to be a world champion. I’ll pick up the kids from school, take them to chess practice, make meals; I’ll do all that stuff. It puts that much more pressure: for the rest of my life, I’ve got four left. I think it adds more pressure, but I always add more pressure to myself to get the most out of myself.”

“Peter’s tough. He’s a veteran. He’s a tough guy, and I think it’s going to be a good fight. He’s going to go in there and try to beat me up, and I’m going to try to beat him up. I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do.”

“I want to give the Irish fans a better show. I felt, after the Jury fight, a little lacklustre. I felt it wasn’t my best performance, and I think a fighter like Peter Queally, that’s going to bring the best out of me. I’m bringing out the whole family this time, and we’re going to explore Dublin and all of Ireland and go sightseeing a little bit.”

“The Irish fans were amazing. A great experience, great vibe, great energy from the crowd. I like to think of us more as athletes, but I’m realistic: we’re entertainers, as well. And as an entertainer, to be in that environment, it’s electrifying. It’s all of it. Overall, the entire experience in Dublin has been awesome. I generally have a good experience, but Dublin last time I was here was something else. The crowd was amazing. The ‘Sweet Caroline;’ it’s cool to see a crowd so pumped up for a fight.”

“Coming off a loss is not a good feeling. I’m way more jacked up coming off of a loss, and I feel like he’s going to be the same way.”

“It’s up to you guys. You guys are the journalists who put everything to scale. I’ll leave it up to you guys. After I get my hand raised against Peter Queally, I’ll either beat up Pitbull in a soccer stadium in Brazil, or I’ll fight with a Russian, and let’s do that in a soccer stadium. But I’m going to end with a BELLATOR title wrapped around my waist. What I can control is what’s inside the cage. You guys can say whatever you want to say; people say this about Derek Jeter… yada yada. You can write about it for years, but for the athletes, we’re just concerned about being the best we can.”

“I tend to give a lot of respect to the crowd. People tune in from around the world, but I always try to do my best to turn around and give a lot of respect to the guys who come out, spend their hard-earned money, and come to the fights live. It’s special.”

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