When Benson Henderson walked out of the cage after winning the UFC lightweight title, he walked right past security and the UFC staff who was directing him towards the locker room. He had to go celebrate with the woman who has supported him throughout his career: his mom.
In a sweet moment, Henderson hugged his mother. She pulled back and grabbed at his belt, bursting with pride over her son's accomplishment. Henderson provided another great performance in beating Frankie Edgar, but didn't forget to say thank you to his mom.
He admitted that he did hear her cheering during his fight.
""My mom has a pretty distinct voice. I can hear her everywhere," Henderson said.
Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
• Kevin Iole's UFC 144 breakdown
• Jim Irsay seizes control of Colts from Peyton Manning, ready to take Andrew Luck
• Video: Jeremy Evans wins Slam Dunk Contest | Ranking the dunks