Bocek: No one trying to submit Henderson correctly

Monday, April 25, 2011

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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