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Wednesday, 03/28/2012, 11:11 am

Benson Henderson | It Would Criminal To Not Give Edgar The Rematch

“Frankie gave two rematches. It’s criminal not to give him a rematch after a decision, because, as a champ, he gave two rematches. I think it’s something that has to be done sometimes. There’s just no alternative. It does create a little bit of a logjam, I guess you could say, from the top, but, if you’re a challenger, the idea is you have to keep winning. It doesn’t matter. You have to keep on winning. So, if there’s a logjam…guess what? You gotta fight. You gotta win. Oh well. That’s the way life goes.”

While a guest on the UFC’s “Ultimate Insider” on FUEL TV, newly crowned champion, Benson Henderson discussed many topics. One of which was his rematch with the man he took the belt from, Frankie Edgar.

To check out what else the champ said, take a look at page 2 of this write up.

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37 Responses to “Benson Henderson | It Would Criminal To Not Give Edgar The Rematch”

  1. THOM BJJ says:

    please bendo.. knock him out, i respect frankie but im tired of seeing him in title fights.

  2. The natural says:

    This original article went on to say that the rematch could have nothing to do with Edgars previous two rematches cause it’s warranted by the fact that there web site and several others scored the fight in Edgar favor and the real compustrike and fight metrics have Edgar out striking and takedowns 5-1 for Edgar and just stat. The article went on to say that if Edgar wins again no rematch will be deserved by bendo for it would be him just loosing twice

    The only reason Edgars getting rematch is fact he won fight. Has nothing to do with rematches he had if anything they just hurt his chances for this rematch that he deserves keep trolling haters

    • Mike McMack says:

      Edgar lost, if you take the judges out of the picture and had let those 2 fight to the finish it would have been Ben winning 10 out of 10 times. Who cares about compustrike and judges scorecards, if you look at who whipped who’s ass after 25 minutes it was clear that Frankie got served a huge ass whooping. I’m tired of guys winning by points in MMA and Boxing, this is supposed to be a combat sport not a football or hockey game. I respect your opinion on Frankie winning but c’mon who are we kidding when we say that Frankie won that fight, the man got his ass kicked way more in that 25 minutes then Ben did.

    • Nick says:

      I don’t know where you get your stats from, but you are damn wrong. Ben outstruck Frankie.

      • Big J says:

        Nick, funny, I was thinking the same thing….where are these cats getting their stats from? I loved how at the end of the fight Edgar got lifted up on one of his boy’s shoulders as to say, “I know Edgar lost, but I will try my hardest to campaign for a judges decision.” Come on, now!

        • jonesy says:

          ya frankie and th boys though shit it worked 1 time in the first bj penn fight that bj was robbed….so they tryd it again

      • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

        How anyone could have ever watched that fight and not KNOWN Edgar got his ass kicked real bad. Hendersen didn’t even look like he had been in a fight. If Edgar keeps getting his brains beat it like that he is gpoing to have to retire REAL SOON. That fight wasn’t even close Bendo sominated Frankie. I can see bendo wanting a rematch why not it was an easy fight first time for hiom second time will be ven a worse beating for Edgar. Too bad Edgar is scared to death of Jose Aldo cause that was the fight dana wanted to put together.

    • Reality says:

      Last time I checked the “real” compustrike and fight metric had Henderson winning. Show me the one you’re referring to. Also, I thought Henderson was beating him up..just my opinion but I guess we’ll have a decisive winner after the rematch..hopefully.

      • Anti-Hater says:

        Tis’ true. Many cried bloody murder after the fight, citing Frankie ahead in strikes.

        The actual numbers put Ben ahead in strikes and takedowns.

        In either case, it doesn’t matter. Ben’s strikes were classified as more effective, and his takedowns as ‘useful’. You won’t find a stat stating Frankie outstruck Ben, but even if you find a skewed representer, the fact remains that Frankie accomplished a whole hella nothing the entire match.

        Points are important for consistency, but effectiveness is what it is. More points are earned by controlling the octagon and being effective. Pussy 1/2 second takedowns are not comparable to drop & hold takedowns. Weak jabs that leave your opponent looking fresh each and every round, are not equal to looking like you got hit by a mack-truck.


        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          ANTI-hater that was the best descrption of Frankies PITTER PATTER i have ever read. Everytime Bendo landed he hurt Frankie real bad yet after 5 rounds Bendo didn’t have amark on him or even look like he had been in afight. bendo beat Frankie ass badddd

    • k says:

      exactly!!!!!!! these guys are on hendos nuts

    • k says:

      exactly!!!!!!! these guys are on bendos nuts

  3. Dick Niaz says:

    It would BE criminal to not proofread before posting and article…..

  4. i think edgar deserves a re-match, bendo still wins though

  5. Scotty says:

    I think Frankie deserves a rematch but like i said before, he will get beat worse than the first one! Henderson is going to improve, get better and change things up while i feel Frankie hasnt changed all in his fights and prolly do the samething in this rematch.. Frankie needs to listen to Dana and drop to 145..

  6. jason says:

    bendo plz kill this fool, let him lose drop to fw, and get finished nasty by aldo and retire…i dnt wanna hear of this cry baby again “Oh i deserve a rematch whaaa”….fuckin bitch, look at your face after the beat down you got!

    • You’re an idiot a fight isn’t determined by who’s face looks worse. You’re a dumbass

      • Bla DeBla says:

        Does anyone in here agree that I’m a cocksucker?

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          No bla bla bla I just know you are the biggest piece of shit that ever walked this earth and i would like nothing better than to beat your fucking faggot face in but I know you would never show up. all i would have to do with a punk like you is slap your face and you would cry to your momma. you are nothing but a punk bitch

  7. magoo says:

    If only Bensons fans had the same mentality!

  8. Xaninho says:

    Henderson is just happy with the easy payday he’s been granted by DW.

  9. DMAC says:

    Bendo is the man! I’m really thinking he finishes Frnkie this time. Got to respect a guy who isn’t scared to rematch someone he really doesn’t need to.

  10. Jimmy says:

    so if i am reading correctly. the way to win now is to see who can touch each other more… forget everything else?

    lol. stfu.

  11. #ALWAYSRIGHT says:

    dude of course he needs to rematch with frankie edgar!!!!!! Frankies been the champ for a while now. HE DESERVES THAT FIGHT MORE THAN ANYONE. DONT GIVE A FUCK WHAT ANY OF YOU FAGS SAY.

  12. Nuitari X says:

    That motherfucker said logjam…twice lol

  13. jesse says:

    yea guys the stats i saw had frankie losing badlly….im a big frankie fan and i was a bit drunk watching and personally thought he won….but the stats say otherwise….i know here in toms river we wanted the rematch….but it seems ufc fans as a whole didnt want the rematch…idk….both fighters have a lot to prove

  14. slacker says:

    If Diaz can get a title shot by yelling obscenities at GSP after beating a bunch of second – rate, MMA Strikeforce guys and a LW in B.J. where the fight was even before he started holding him against the fence, then Edgar definitely deserves a re – match for defending the belt 3 times and losing a close decision. What a crazy sense of justice and protocol some guys have out here. The only LW guy who is there in terms of deserving a title shot right now, is Jim Miller, if and when he beats Nate. The rest of the guys, including Pettis, still have more to prove in the way of victory’s in the UFC.

  15. A.James says:

    If Bendo loses does he get a rematch too? Where does it end?

    • slacker says:

      Since when has the UFC ever put together 3 same fighter title fights in a row? Come on. Be realistic. If you can’t defend once, no matter how close, you don’t deserve an immediate re – match, just the same way GSP didn’t get one after he lost to Serra. I know some guys will say, yeah, but, Serra wasn’t Hugh’s. Still though, I think you gotta be able to defend at least once to prove your mettle as champ.

  16. Yogurt slinger says:

    I had edgar winning the first fight and I honestly believe he’s going to win the rematch.

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