Henderson next for Edgar, plans to bulk up even more

by John Morgan | source: mmajunkie.com

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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bhamill site profile image  

11/14/11 1:27 PM by bhamill

I hate the mindset Henderson is displaying here. The idea of weight classes is to pit guys of "equal" size against each other. I really just dislike guys putting emphasis on trying to get a size advantage in a fight. He's already got a size advantage due to Edgar not being a real weight cutter... would he fight 135 pounders if he could?

MexiCain AmeriCain site profile image  

11/14/11 12:16 AM by MexiCain AmeriCain

Don't know why he would think size would give Edgar trouble... He just KO'd a guy who "walks around 200lbs", according to Goldie.

The Sultan site profile image  

11/14/11 12:12 AM by The Sultan

 I have a feeling that the LW belts will change hands several times over the next few years. I think Bones will hold on to the LHW strap for a while.  JDS will hold on to the HW strap for a while and Anderson is going to retire as the undefeated MW champion.

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11/14/11 12:05 AM by DreamAnnouncerLadyVoice


YHTOMIT2001 site profile image  

11/13/11 9:24 PM by YHTOMIT2001

 Another thing no one really mentioned, but isn't this fight on the Japan card? Having to cut extra plus dealing with the travel may not be ideal

Maldini2706 site profile image  

11/13/11 9:07 PM by Maldini2706

I want to see the winner of Pettis-Lauzon face the champ after this

Chris27 site profile image  

11/13/11 8:55 PM by Chris27

Bendo, you are awesome but I dont think you should bulk up.Dude is just making weight now, he comes in a pound over and has to strip to do it. he bulks up he might have a hard time making weight for the fight and Edgar is ready to go 5, does he really want to drain himself by bulking up and struggling to cut to LW?

Chris27 site profile image  

11/13/11 8:55 PM by Chris27

I mean its not like he is fighting a big guy like Maynard, Edgar is really a FW so Bendo doesnt need to bulk up for this fight.

iamblake site profile image  

11/13/11 8:39 PM by iamblake

I think this might cost him the fight. Bad idea.

raags site profile image  

11/13/11 8:34 PM by raags

I fucking love Ben Henderson!