Frankie Edgar expects to "have his hands full" when he meets Ben Henderson in JapanPosted on November 27, 2011, 04:03 PM by Joey Santosus
"My hands are going to be full for sure. ... It's really tough to predict how he's going to approach it and what he's thinking. I think Clay kind of drew him into that fast pace, anyway. Maybe he'll come in and be more technical, or maybe he'll be the one who wants to push the pace. That's the kind of guessing game we'll be thinking about these next couple of months." - For more from Frankie Edgar, visit Heavy.com
Frankie Edgar's reign at the top of the 155-pound division has been a tough one, and according to him, he's not expecting things to get any easier in Japan.
That's because he'll find himself staring across the octagon at former WEC Champion Ben Henderson. Since debuting with the UFC in April, Henderson has derailed the title hopes of three straight top contenders, knocking off Mark Bocek, Jim Miller, and, most recently, Clay Guida to earn a crack at Edgar's Lightweight strap. With an overall record of 15-2, "Smooth" threatens with a seamless blend of speed, strength, and technique that makes him an especially difficult opponent to prepare for. And though the champ acknowledges the "guessing game" that lies ahead, he'll look to provide a solution for the challenger when the two battle it out at UFC 144. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Will Edgar find "the answer" he's looking for in time to retain the title, or will "Bendo" remain a major problem for the Lightweight division?
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