In preparation for his upcoming fight in Colorado, Frankie Edgar (14-2-1) made his trip to the state early to adjust to the high elevation.
“I’ve been here for a week,” said Edgar. “I actually spent a week in Colorado Springs and just got to Denver today. I’m feeling pretty acclimated now. I think Colorado Springs is actually about 1,500 feet higher and now we’re down a little bit lower, so I think in this next week we should be able to acclimated now.”
Edgar looks to dethrone Benson Henderson (16-2) in their rematch from UFC 144, where Henderson won the lightweight championship.
“He’s so well-rounded,” said Edgar. “He’s a big guy who pushes the pace. His kicks were really well. I was able to catch them, but I think I need to make sure I capitalize on catching them.”
To train for the fight Edgar has enlisted the services of Evan Dunham, Dustin Porier, Edson Barboza and Josh Thomson.
“The fact that I was the champion and it got taken from me is a little more motivating,” said Edgar. “We tried to use that in the gym and had a great camp.”
Henderson vs. Edgar takes place August 11 at UFC 150.