Bocek: No one trying to submit Henderson correctly


Former WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has escaped so many armbars, guillotines, and rear-naked chokes that he has been called impossible to submit. Facing Henderson at UFC 129 in front of 55,000 rabid fans will be BJJ black belt Mark Bocek, who has won four of his last five fights in the UFC, all by submission. During an interview on “Savage Dog Show” Bocek says Henderson can be tapped out.

“Maybe not with armlocks but definitely with chokes. I just don’t think people are choking him the right way. He’s a very tough guy to choke. He’s really resilient, but at the same time, I don’t think people are doing guillotines or the rear-naked chokes right.”

“He’s pretty tough everywhere. I’ve scouted him for a while. I think he’s pretty tough, but with that being said, I don’t think he has any area that really outshines mine. I don’t think he’s fought anyone like me before.”

“I feel evolved and I feel this Henderson fight is really going to show that. After the Danzig loss, I really had to analyze a few things. I had to get a weight-training regimen going. I had to understand weight cutting and recovery from weight cutting better, which I didn’t really understand that much. Had to really, really focus on my weak areas in case fights don’t hit the ground.”

“It’s going to be crazy, but once the cage locks, it doesn’t matter where you are. First floor, 12th floor, Canada, Africa -- it’s still the same fight, and I have to get through Ben Henderson. In my mind 55,000 will be the same as 0. Just another fight.”

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Schrute Boxe site profile image  

4/26/11 9:25 PM by Schrute Boxe

 New Sub Specialist???? Compared to other UFC LW Fighters, only Florian has a higher sub % in the UFC.   

wreckker site profile image  

4/26/11 9:09 PM by wreckker

 I believe in boceks sub skills but in MMA its hard to hold dominant position on a guy like Ben...too strong to good of a wrestler, too much scrambling ability. Add is sweat and 5 minute rounds and I think Ben is just too tough. If bocek does get the sub then that would be huge and he is the new sub specialists at 155 with title contender status IMO. at -150 oe less I think Ben is a great bet still...odds were even at  one pint

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

4/26/11 7:32 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

New title "Bocek-You're Doing It Wrong"

Malachy Friedman site profile image  

4/26/11 6:48 PM by Malachy Friedman

bocek is one of those guys that if he gets a sub on youhe doesn't make mistakes for you to escapeI see bocek with dominant position in this fight and winning for ben not to get put away he will have to avoid the submission completely and not just break out of the locks bc it's near impossible to break Boceks

rosario01 site profile image  

4/26/11 6:15 PM by rosario01

Bocek is a great bet as an underdog... he will submit Henderson

wreckker site profile image  

4/26/11 5:46 PM by wreckker

 Henderson is a great bet IMO he is just abetter athlete and will have a good edge standing and should win by tko either standing or on the ground. Bocek really just has sub way to win  Bocek has great subs ...Ben has great defense

mugatu site profile image  

4/26/11 4:35 PM by mugatu

Henderson is a great match up for Bocek, I'm really looking forward to the grappling aspect of this fight

triso07 site profile image  

4/26/11 3:53 PM by triso07

In no way is Hendo overrated.Bocek is a grappling beast though. If he gets him playing his game he can definitely submit Hendo.

stillmatic site profile image  

4/26/11 3:37 PM by stillmatic

I think it's a bad match-up for Henderson. He won't get away with some of the stuff he has gotten away with against other fighters. Henderson is very tough, but it wouldn't surprise me too much to see Bocek run right through him the same way he did against Hazelett. I think Bocek has the edge in wrestling for this one.

Darup site profile image  

4/26/11 2:38 PM by Darup

 I like Bocek in this fight, I think Henderson is overrated.