Following his first round, armbar submission loss to Anthony Pettis at UFC 164, Benson Henderson clearly appeared to be in some serious discomfort, and even told commentator Joe Rogan that his arm was “killing” him afterwards. While it may have appeared that Henderson could be headed for the sidelines for a considerable amount of time, the former lightweight champ’s camp has announced that will not be the case.

Henderson’s camp has revealed that the fighter has been examined by a elbow specialist in Phoenix, who’s also a team physician with the L.A. Dodgers, and that the Arizona resident has no structural damage to his elbow. The statement also quoted Henderson saying:

My elbow isn’t going to be an issue. Dr. Shafer said I can resume training immediately, but to take it slow and steady for a couple of weeks and do my rehab work. Of course I am anxious to get going full speed again but I will be smart and patient about it as well.

I want to thank my hardcore fans for their awesome support, not just in the past week, but throughout my career. I can be better. I will be better.

That’s definitely good news, and it will be interesting to see who the UFC matches Henderson up next. After all, the 29 year-old fighter is still ranked #10 in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings.

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