There was a time in the WEC days when Ben Henderson followed MiddleEasy on Twitter. He used to RT our stories, but for some reason we never followed him back. Perhaps it was the influx of Christian-centric tweets which emerged from his timeline that got us in the end. If we wanted to be inundated with religious tweets, we would have just followed @Scientology on Twitter. Those guys have Tom Cruise and they believe in intergalactic aliens. If you’re going to believe in any religion, you might as well go for the one with the most space ships.
Now that Ben Henderson is the UFC lightweight champion, it would be entirely too bandwagonish if we started following him on Twitter now. So to maintain our integrity, we will pretend like Ben Henderson is still that guy in WEC with the long hair and continue to not follow him on Twitter. We still love the guy, but we’re caught in a conundrum of ‘keeping it real’ in the Twitterverse.
However, our decision will not stop us from publishing a newly acquired Ben Henderson video on MiddleEasy. Last weekend at the 7th Arizona Brazilian Jiu JItsu International Open, the UFC lightweight champion competed in the Brown Open Division and was submitted by Daniel Grippaudo — marking it the second time anyone in combat sports has ever successfully slapped a submission on Ben Henderson. [Source]