B/R MMA Poll Results: Ben Henderson Should Fight Clay Guida Next

Jason Schielke@jasonschielkeCorrespondent IAugust 19, 2011

We asked, you answered, and the results are in. Our loyal readers believe that a match against Clay Guida should be next for Ben Henderson. 

After Henderson's victory at UFC on Versus 5, we asked you who you believed Henderson should fight next. An overwhelming majority—60 percent—of those who voted believed that Henderson should square off against Guida in his next match; the winner of Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard matchup came in at a distant second.

In his fight against Miller, Henderson looked like he took his game from "good" to "Beast Mode." Miller tried for multiple submissions during their 15-minute battle, but Henderson remained composed, worked his way out of each attempt, and made Miller's face pay dearly in the process. Henderson would go on to win the bout by way of unanimous decision. 

With zero doubt, Henderson is a top 10 lightweight. After his highly impressive performances against Miller and Mark Bocek, it would be difficult to argue otherwise.

A match against Guida for a future shot at the lightweight title could be a war for the ages—if Guida wanted it to be.

Guida has recently been chastised for "playing it safe" instead of fighting with the pace and fire that we have become accustomed to. But with a potential title shot on the line, we may see the Guida of old; the one we have all come to love.

But we will find out should the UFC make it happen.


Be sure to vote on the current poll and look for the results early next week.