Edwards: Stephens' power not scary

source: sherdog.com

“The thing I took from studying tape on him is that he loads up on his punches,” Edwards told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “Yeah, he hits hard … but I think the confidence in his power makes him try to use it every time. He tries to kill. He tries to win the football game with one throw.”

“I feel really comfortable countering guys, to throw punches when he’s throwing punches but getting out of the way at the same time,” Edwards said. “I just wanted to get his timing down. The shot, I threw it intentionally. I wanted to hit him hard, and it was just a perfect shot. It got there at a good time. I was still trying to work his timing out as far as when he tenses up and he’s ready to go. I kind of could see that, but I didn’t know I was going to clip him with that and shut him down. I knew I was going to hit him, but the force of my punch and him running into it is what brought him down.”

“It wasn’t a clean shot, but a little bit of it got through and I felt it,” Edwards said of one of Stephens’ strikes. “It felt like he has a lot of power, but I’ve fought a lot of guys over the years and I can go way back. I’ve fought a lot of guys with some power. … It wasn’t something that was scary to me, but it was nice to know where he stood and what he was bringing to the table.”

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TheRealJoker site profile image  

12/12/12 10:08 AM by TheRealJoker

I'd guess Pete Spratt or Nate Marquardt.

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12/12/12 9:40 AM by DJmixmasterMobbie

did Ariel Helwani suggest this title?

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12/12/12 9:29 AM by razrtyrone

shit stirring paraphrases

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12/12/12 1:04 AM by SandHands209

Yves is a Sick fuckin dude

Bry Bry site profile image  

12/12/12 12:37 AM by Bry Bry

im a fan of both guys, wish the fight would have lasted longer.. i wonder who Yves thinks has the most power of the guys he has fought?

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12/12/12 12:13 AM by 3 strikes

UG Blog at it again.

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12/12/12 12:04 AM by BooZe

Very deceiving indeed...

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12/12/12 12:00 AM by BENDOver 209 Top Team #1

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