Christian Broadnax, Ben Henderson’s Opponent In The Arizona Jiu Jitsu Open Finals: “I Was Never Intimidated By Competing Against Benson.”


Source: Fightparrot.com

By now, many of you have seen the video of Ben Henderson winning the Arizona Jiu Jitsu Open. Since the event, Henderson’s opponent has sparked much interest from members of the MMA community.

His thoughts on competing against UFC lightweight champ Ben Henderson:

“I was actually happy to compete against Ben. I’m a big fan of his, and he is one of my favorite fighters. I’ve been following Him since WEC and I’ve been hoping to compete against him since I was 17.”

Broadnax went on to say: “I was never really intimidated about competing against [Ben Henderson] at all, to be honest. I was actually excited and a little nervous. I used to train grappling with many UFC fighters and actually do well with them. When I lived in Las Vegas, I would train with [fighters] like Forrest Griffin, Martin Kampmann, George Sotiropoulos, Miguel Torres, Gilbert Yvel , and Marvin Eastman, just to name a few. I currently train with Jamie Varner and Clifford Starks who are current UFC fighters. I really wasn’t phased by that. Whenever I compete I don’t really care about the name or the titles any of my opponents have, because in a fight anybody has a chance to win.”

It is clear that Christian Broadnax is a competitor. It is also clear that he respects the sport and his competition. Broadnax shared with Fight Parrot some of the goals he hopes to achieve in his jiu jitsu career.

“My goal is to keep competing [in] Jiu Jitsu tournaments. I want to win the World Championships this year and next year. I would also like to compete and win a title in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships one day.”

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