When Ben Henderson is ready to weigh-in, you can be sure Burt Watson and Dana White will soon be holding a towel (sending the girls scurrying away), as Henderson always makes use of the full 156 pounds allowed in his lightweight contests.
But now, with a UFC title shot against a smaller Frankie Edgar in Japan looming on the horizon, Henderson said he wants to push the envelope even further.
"I'm sure [Edgar] is used to it, but it's definitely something I do want to take advantage of: my size," Henderson said. "I want to get as big as possible, bulk up a little bit and do a good job of cutting weight, re-hydrating – do a very scientific job of that to be as big as possible, size-wise, shape-wise, to my advantage."
"You never want to look past an opponent – especially an opponent as dangerous as Guida – but you start hearing rumors, and of course you always have your eye on the No. 1 guy. You have your eye on whoever has the belt. You have your eye on that No. 1 guy, so of course I had my eye on (Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar)."
"I knew at some point in time I was hoping I would get a chance to face him. You could definitely say I was breaking down some film and watching him, seeing what I would do in this situation, what I would do in that situation."
"I think myself and a lot of the other WEC guys, we've proven – we've said everything that needs to be said. Me personally, I don't like to talk too much about it. I like to let my actions speak for themselves inside the cage, inside the octagon."
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