Also in today's news is more signings for the UFC. Carlos Condit and Ben Henderson both inked new deals with the UFC today. Both fighters have signed multi-fight contract extensions with the UFC, First Round Management President Malki Kawa announced. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
This is a no-brainer for the UFC. Both men are on win streaks. Condit is on a 4 fight win streak with wins over Jake Ellenberger, Rory McDonald, Dan Hardy and Dong Hyun Kim. He also has a co-headlining bout scheduled against BJ Penn at UFC 137 on October 29th. In my opinion, if he beats Penn, he's next in line for a crack at the 170 pound title.
Henderson is on a 2 fight win streak beating Mark Bocek and Jim Miller. Henderson is considered a top contender at 155 pounds and is no more than 1 fight away from a title shot.
I really enjoy watching both fighters compete. I'm truly happy that the UFC has signed these guys to longer contracts.