Inevitably most of the new rankings that pop up after UFC on Fox 5 are going to place Benson Henderson in the number 1 position for the Lightweight rankings.
Logically it is hard to disagree, I mean the UFC is the top organization in the world so whoever is the champion in the UFC is usually the best in the world for their weight.
However I honestly don’t believe Benson is even the best LW in the UFC right now.
For starters I am of the opinion that Frankie Edgar beat him in the second fight, so I consider Frankie a better LW.
I don’t think Benson can beat Gray Maynard.
He already lost once to Anthony Pettis and I am confident Pettis can beat him again.
Gilbert Melendez, Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler would all be tough tests as well.
Hell even Sean Sherk may be able to hold Benson down for 25 minutes and beat him.
In saying this, it just goes to show that the LW division is the deepest toughest division when you have nearly 10 guys who could all be the champ on any given day.