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Benson Henderson's win over Josh Thomson doesn't earn him Anthony Pettis rematch

According to a Jan. 26 post from MMA Fighting, Benson Henderson's win over Josh Thomson in the main event of UFC on FOX 10 was not enough to earn him a title shot against Anthony Pettis.

"No," White responded when asked if Henderson's win would propel him into a rematch against the current lightweight title holder. "But, I mean, that was a Ben Henderson fight. When Ben Henderson has the title, or he's trying to get back to the title, that's a Ben Henderson fight. I mean, we've seen that fight a million times.

"It's not about even being more aggressive. He's a talented fighter. He's just one of these guys -- he's a grinder, he's not a finisher."

Henderson and Thomson went back and forth for five heated rounds. It was a close fight, but Henderson earned the victory on the judge's scorecards.

"Another close win, but I'll take them any way I can get them," Henderson said. "I thought it was a pretty controlling fight for myself. I made a few mistakes, but I don't think he did any damage and I didn't lose control.

"I made some mistakes and ended on my back a few times, but I thought the 'W' was clear."

One judge awarded Henderson four of the five rounds, and UFC President Dana White did not agree with that judge's assessment of the fight.

"It was way off," White said on FOX Sports Live. "You know, at the end of the day, did... I don't know. I mean, it definitely wasn't that wide of a margin. If you had Henderson winning it, it wasn't by that wide of a margin."

For Thomson, he says he was satisfied with his performance against Henderson.

"The plan was simple: win," Thomson said. "I could not, but that doesn't mean I failed. It is what it is.

"We know that's the risk when you leave to the judges' decision. But, I'm satisfied with my performance. It was a great fight. The fans know it. They will remember this night for a long time."

No word yet on what's next for Henderson and Thomson. Henderson might need one more decisive victory to push him back into a title fight, and Thomson might hang up the gloves for good.

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