Benson Henderson, after a 17-year career in MMA, expressed amazement at how everything turned out.

Following his loss to Bellator champ Usman Nurmagomedov at Bellator 292, the former WEC and UFC champion lightweight champion announced his retirement last Friday after a career spanning 17 years.

True to his word, Henderson had previously vowed to retire following his next loss after signing a new four-fight contract with Bellator in March 2022. Despite the disappointment, Henderson is content with his decision to retire.

Reflecting on his career, Henderson expressed that he knew he was approaching the end of his time in the sport during his last few fights.

As a result, he had a greater appreciation for everything leading up to the bouts, such as interviews with the media and the walk to the cage.

Despite feeling confident going into the fight with Usman, he ultimately fell short of his goal of leaving the cage with the championship belt.

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