Former UFC champ Benson Henderson defends Richard Sherman's controversial rant
By Damon Martin, FOX Sports 1
"Growing up in Washington as a kid, Benson Henderson didn't get a lot of joyous moments as a Seattle Seahawks fan.
"Outside of a 2005 Super Bowl run, the team has mostly been a middle of the pack contender with more bad years than good, but under the direction of coach Pete Carroll things have turned around lately. With a solid foundation built around a stout defense and an incredible home crowd, the Seahawks have gone from pretenders to contenders in quick order.
"Watching the game on Sunday, Henderson witnessed all of the great moments as they unfolded and then after the final seconds ran off the clock he saw an entirely new kind of spotlight fall upon defensive back Richard Sherman. Following a play that saw Sherman knock a pass away from wide receiver Michael Crabtree that not only stopped a touchdown, but essentially won the game for the Seahawks, he erupted in a post game interview with FOX Sports Erin Andrews."