A recent guest on HeavyMMA’s Fight Day, Henderson talked about the matchup with Edgar.
"His last four fights have come against two opponents, so we had to go back a little further," Henderson said. "He's changed a lot over that time, and we've had to use what we're given. We've definitely looked for weaknesses in those four fights. He doesn’t kick a whole lot and he’s not used to guys kicking at him. We definitely have to take a look and see where his weaknesses are, and if it happens to be the kicking then I’ll exploit that for sure.
“I think I’ll have a little bit of a size advantage. But I’ve never rolled with him or wrestled against him, so I don’t know how strong he is. But I’ll use every advantage I have, be it size, strength, speed or quickness. If he’s slacking on his submission or grappling game, I’ll try to take advantage of that also."
Their bout will be the main event for UFC 144, which will take place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. While this will be the UFC’s long-awaited return to the “Land of the Rising Sun,” the sport has a tremendous foundation in the Japanese culture.
"I’m really excited to be going over to Japan with the UFC for the first time under the Zuffa ownership," Henderson said. "The fans over there are really excited. When I went over there two weeks, ago it was crazy.
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