Ben Henderson says Canadian fans are more educated about MMA

Of the 55,000 people in attendance in Toronto for UFC 129, you and I both know that there will be a section of fans from the US who drove up for the weekend and will probably be chanting ‘USA USA USA‘ every chance they get. That’s cool, I’m sure our neighbors to the north have some clever chants of their own up their sleeves. Chants such as ‘med-ical-care’ clap clap clap clap clap or ‘ma-ple sy-rup‘ clap clap clap clap clap, stuff like that. The question still remains: will 50,000 plus be able to drown out a couple thousand drunk and rowdy yanks? Sadly, probably not. Hopefully the Americans don’t insult the fairer of the north Americans at UFC 129, they should be left to enjoy their MMA. Ben Henderson weighed in on the whole Canadian MMA fan subject with Figure4online.

“I am honored to be a part of the biggest card in UFC history, going in front of Mark Bocek’s hometown. It’s not that I am not phased by it, but its not the biggest deal. We are doing something in training to perpare for that.

All my other fights my entire career, I have always been the other guy coming into the other guy’s territory. That could be a factor why it is not a big deal to me.

I have fought in Canada twice before. I had huge support … (Canadian fans are) really knowledgeable, awesome fans. Canadian  fans in my experience really know MMA for the sake of MMA. They appreciate wrestling for the sake of wrestling. They appreciate jiu-jitsu for the sake of Jiu-Jitsu. They appreciate Muay Thai for the sake of Muay Thai.

It is not all about like some UFC MMA fans, who are all about “Knock his head off put him in a body bag” Terry Toughnuts or Billy Badass approach.

The Canadian fans are really knowledgeable, and seem to like me

What is a Canadian wearing Tapout gear? That’s not a punchline, I really want to know.


Published on April 23, 2011 at 2:10 am
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