Ben “Smooth” Henderson acquired the WEC interim lightweight title after defeating Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone via a unanimous decision at WEC 43. Although many believed that Cerrone did sneak in a win in the last few rounds of the bout, Henderson was awarded the victory in the eyes of the judges. Cerrone didn’t hesitate to say that Henderson was the better man that night in San Antonio, Texas.
From Donald Cerrone:
“No excuses. I take my hat off to the guy. He did what he had to do. No excuses. It was a great fight and I’m ready to do it again anytime … I think he won the fight. Some people say it might not have gone that way, but he definitely won the fight.”