UFC Lightweight champ Benson Henderson has tweeted that he's got a new deal with the UFC and he's quite pleased with it:
New deal done w/ @danawhite, @lorenzofertitta and @ufc, I'm a HAPPY man...thx to @malkikawa, @themmalawyer for staying late on this biz— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) January 12, 2013
He gave a few more details on his Instagram account:
This comes only a few days after Bendo tweeted his displeasure at learning that the UFC offered former Bellator LW champ Eddie Alvarez was offered $70K to show and $70 to win per fight with incremental increases for each win plus a $250,000 signing bonus and a % of pay-pre-view revenue should he fight on a UFC PPV:
I get 39k RT @molesymma: Something i just realised.UFC LW champ @bensonhenderson gets 30k to show, 30k to win.UFC offered Alvarez 75k n 75k— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) January 8, 2013
Not in a good mood, go suck an eggRT @dflores315: @gilbertmelendez gonna smash @bensonhenderson. That's why Bendo hyping Alverez situation— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) January 8, 2013
Just another case of competition being good for fighters.
Henderson is coming off a unanimous decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz.