Clay Guida is more confident about Ben Henderson fight than he was against PettisPosted on November 10, 2011, 12:54 PM by Joey Santosus
UFC veteran and top Lightweight contender Clay Guida, who will go head to head with Ben Henderson this Saturday night, discusses his opponent, as well as his growth as a fighter. Guida acknowledges the strengths that Henderson presents with, but says he is more confident about this fight than he was going into his previous bout with Anthony Pettis. Photo: Francis Specker
"I feel great. I'm more confident about this fight than I was for my last and than I was for my UFC debut five-years ago. All signs are pointing towards a win. With every camp you become more confident in your skillset, your coaching, your teammates and things like that. ... Ben brings a very high pace, his clinch is very good. We've been working on a lot of clinch defense and our own offense from there too. His ground and pound is second to none, you see he'll stand over a guy and just rain down punches and elbows. Look what he did to Jim Miller. He defended a half dozen submissions too. His pace is - second to me, I guess you could say. And just a very well-spoken young-man, very respectful for the sport."