Despite the fact that he recently loss to Koreshkov, Benson Henderson holds more name value given his history with the UFC, which may appeal more to St. Pierre. “Smooth” holds notable victories over the likes of Frankie Edgar, Nate Diaz, Jim Miller, Clay Guida, Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, and Donald Cerrone, making him one of the very best fighters on the Bellator roster.
Henderson has competed at both welterweight and lightweight, but he will challenge Michael Chandler for the 155-pound strap next month. If he comes out on top, he’ll likely become even more valuable to the promotion, and while I’m not sure GSP would drop down in weight, a bout between him and Henderson at 170-pounds would rank amongst the most lucrative that the promotion could put on.
Henderson would likely face a size disadvantage against St. Pierre, but his unorthodox striking and strong submission skills could potentially make for an intriguing fight.