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Thursday, 08/09/2012, 11:22 am

Frankie Edgar: Massive changes needed in rematch

By Evan Stoumbelis
Lightweight #1 contender and former Lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar believes there are “massive changes” needed for his rematch with Ben Henderson this Saturday at UFC 150. Frankie said:

“I think there’s massive changes that need to be made in every fight, whether you win it or lose it, but I was happy with my performance in February. Ben’s a tough kid, and I went in there and fought hard, he fought hard, and things just didn’t go my way that night. Sometimes you want to make sure your punches land a little more precisely, I guess. Ben’s never had a black eye or a broken nose in any fight, so I don’t know if it’s me that can do that. I’m hoping I can, but some people can take damage a little better than others. Me, I get beat up a little bit in my fights whether I win or lose.

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21 Comments to Frankie Edgar: Massive changes needed in rematch

  1. Logan says:

    Frankie will get the title Back, his record in rematches speaks for itself. Bendo had him no where near as hurt as Maynard did and look how he came back from that, I say Frankie finishes in 4 is my hope and if it goes the full 5 gets a Unanimous decision. I think he will just be much better prepared for this one. And from what I’ve seen in interviews Bendo acts like he is going to fight the same fight and do nothing different which is going to end up being a mistake because he wont see the same Edgar.

    • Josh says:

      Really? Edgar does basically the same thing in every fight. He has the same stand up and same takedowns. He just might try to do one more than the other. Also, this rematch is different because he LOST, when he lost to Maynard, he actually lost to him in the 2nd fight. What won him a key round was a single flashy takedown that didn’t do anything more than a common double leg.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      mark my words Edgars gameplan wil be the EXACT same as Guida’s in Maynard fight. Pitter patter (NO DAMAGE) run away repeat for 5 rounds and he will steal decision and he will be beaten to a pulp by Bendo and Bend will be screwed out of a rematch.

      Judges feel sorry for getting his brains caved in every fight so theyt award him decsions on having heart and taking beatings that 90% most fighers would have given up.
      No denying Frankie has most heart p4p but he also has RUINED the lightweight divison for all the otehr contenders. NOONE other than maybe Spitsbing has been given more “GIFTS” for decisions. Frankie wins by 5 round decisons both his eyes will be swelled shut and he will be heading to hospital and bendo won’t even look like he had been in a fight

  2. macheetah says:

    I’m 50/50 on this fight, anything can happen. I can see either one of them squeaking a decision. I’ve seen Edgar get pounded harder than a porn star and come back to win, I hope Henderson beats him down and finishes him but pretty sure it’s going to be a decision. Hopefully we get some competant judges in this one

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Hard to have a fight when your opponent is running away all the time. Pitter patter should not even be scored taht is why Edgar gets wins is pilimng up significant strikes taht due absolutly no damage. Maynard beat Frankie half to death with 5 plus knockdowns and caved his brains in and didn’t have amark on him and EDghar was given a draw in second fight. The guy going to hospital with massive brain trauma and busted up face clearly lost the fight on damage alone the n add in the FACT maynard was the aggressor the entire fight chasing frankie around. There should have never been a 3rd fight

  3. halfway says:

    Even though I absolutely hate his style, he’s a good guy and I like the way he thinks and approaches fighting.

  4. Scotty says:

    I dont see Frankie doing anything different accept maybe back peddling so he doesnt get hit as much.. Other than that, I see him fighting the same exact way he fights in every fight.. I think Ben is to big for Frankie and has more skills.. Frankie did absolute no damage to Henderson while Henderson beat Frankie up.. I think Henderson is going to push the pace more and throw alot more.. Maybe even go for more takedowns and beat frankie up on the ground.. I see Henderson winning again!

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      well said scottie you summed up frankie edgar to the T. also frankies flash takedowns then jump up run away should not even be scored a takedown. Frankie entire gamplans are designed around how best to EXPLOIT the rules of MMA. At some point Frankie needs to jsut step up and fight and quit crying about being to small. Th ereason ffrankie is scared of Aldo is he knows he would not have sped advanatge and Aldo has massive amounst more power and Aldo’s leg kicks would shut down Frankie’s wheels just like Aldo did to Faber then he was asitting duck. Tired of everyone crying about Frankie being too small the man is 165lbs at fight time and he uses his speed to runa way and score points. so being small is his best offense.

  5. Dick Diaz says:

    you lose the first fight just like you lost the first Penn fight just like you lost the gray maynard first fight. PERIOD.

  6. Benson will man handle Frankie….The only was Benson loses is if he leaves the fight in the judges hands by winning the FIGHT but losing the DECISION…

  7. The_Gooch1 says:

    I like both guys but I have Henderson winning this rematch. He’s just getting better and better. I hope Frankie moves down in weight if he loses. Even though he kicks ass in LW division, I would still like to see him fight somebody his own size. Somebody like Aldo

  8. MMACRAVER says:

    This just seems like crazy talk to me… He got fucked up in that fight… badly..

    It’s going to happen again.. Maybe not as bad? That’s best case scenario…

  9. Magoo says:

    Prove them all wrong again Frankie, Gray Maynard his ass!

  10. This time Benson will finish the job. 2nd round TKO.

  11. Bjj BB says:

    People that think frankie will win just cause his rematch record is good is wrong, every rematch he had he won the 1st fight 1st or had a draw, this time he lost 1st so what ever changes he makes bendo will make as well and will still come out on top, so the only changes frankie needs to make is this time bring a pillow cause your gonna go2 sleep!!

  12. Dee says:

    What is this dude talking about? He was bruised because he was literally beaten. He took a vicious upkick that almost took his face off, and every punch thrown by Ben landed with way more power. Frankie threw hard shots in round 5 but Ben ended the round with sick elbows.

  13. sQrLLZ says:

    Why would MAJOR changes be needed in a fight he claims was so controversial ?

    Lame- Frankie doesn’t deserve this rematch win or lose.

  14. ASDF says:

    How can someone look in the mirror every morning, and lie to himself that he won that fight. How can his camp, and family knowingly that Frankie lost, lie to him, and say he won. This world is fucked up.

  15. Bjj BB says:

    @ASDF- they do it on anerican idol all the time, they tell there children they can sing and cant sing for shit on tv!! Lmao

  16. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    I still can’t believe Edgar got a rematch i mean it wasn’t even a slpit decision for god sakes. I watched that fight at local pub where at least 75% of people there were Edgar fans and I don’t remember anyone booing or being pissed off when the decision was read. I mean come on Edgar got his ass beat real bad i thought. he looked like he had been thru a meat grinder and Bendo didn’t have one little blemeish on him. I still remember all the posts after the fight saying bendo didn’t even look like he had been in a fight and it was a 25 minutes long. That in itself told the story. jst because you land little fly swatter slaps doesn’t do shit. I think Edgar’s style is why they are changing the scoring criteria where (FLASH) takedowns won’t be scored unless you actually do something with it. Edgar has won like 4-5 fights with flash takedowns and then he pops up runs away

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