Frankie Edgar is confident "wherever the fight goes" against Ben HendersonPosted on February 17, 2012, 11:13 AM by Joey Santosus
Reigning Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar, who will put his title on the line against Ben Henderson at UFC 144, discusses his opponent, as well as his preparation for fighting in Japan. Edgar admits that it's refreshing to be facing a new challenger, and insists that he's confident in his ability to compete with Henderson anywhere the fight should go.
"Benson is just as good as any of my title defenses, or any of my previous fights. He's a big guy, he's athletic, and he's very well-rounded: good striking, good grappling, good wrestling. So, I have my hands full for sure. I really don't have a set gameplan of whether I want to stand or hit the ground. Wherever it goes it goes. A lot of people say they want to take me down, but it's not as easy as it may seem. I'm confident wherever the fight goes. If it's on the floor, it's on the floor, and if we're standing, I feel confident there as well."
Further Reading: UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson Video Trailer