UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is a big 155-pound fighter. While Henderson doesn’t release his actual weight, it’s quite obvious that he isn’t near 155 pounds when he steps inside the Octagon.
Frankie Edgar, the man Henderson won the belt from earlier this year, walks around right at the lightweight limit and remains there for the most part. While many have touted Edgar’s ability to compete, Henderson finds it funny that people are now saying it is a disadvantage for him.
The two will meet this Saturday night at UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II from Denver, Colorado.
“Frankie was being called one of the pound-for-pound best guys in the Octagon when he was winning and as the champion,” Henderson said. “Nobody was saying how small he was then. I think it’s kind of humorous that it changes when he loses. But I try to use whatever advantage I can in the Octagon.”
Henderson scored a huge upkick early in the first encounter that seemed to change the course of action. “Smooth” believes there will be changes from both fighters this time around.
“I think we’re going to have some different dance steps this time,” Henderson said. “I hope the fight and flow will go the same way as last time and it’ll end up with my hand raised again.”