UFC 144 Feb. 26 2012 Franky Edgar former UFC Lightweight champion lost his title to new Champ Ben Henderson. This fight was so close it sparked an immediate rematch between the two fighters. Though the UFC has not yet set a date for this fight, we already hear a buzz.
Edgar is no stranger to rematches he’s had to give rematch fights to two of his title defense opponents – the first to BJ Penn when the first fight ended in controversy. The second fight ended with his hand raised. Next was Gray Maynard, Gray had already beat Edgar back in 2008 via unanimous decision. The second fight went to a draw and the third fight an immediate rematch fight ended with Edgar winning by KO.
Now Franky Edgar gets his turn in a rematch fight for the UFC lightweight Belt with Ben “Smooth” Henderson. In a recent interview with MMAweekly Franky says, “My coaches are pretty crazy so we’re game planning already, nothing to crazy. Obviously the fight hasn’t even been announced but you can never be to prepared.”
After watching the fight what do you see good and bad?
“Yea, there’s definitely things I can do to make the fight go more my way.”
The interview continues with the interviewer asking what do you do differently when preparing for these rematches because of the success he’s had.
“It has to do with not only myself but my team they get to look at the previous fight, they have a kind of a guide to look by and see what thing we can improve on and I execute well.
When asked about taking Ben Henderson’s best shot, Edgar says the up kick was possibly the hardest he’s ever been hit. He goes on to say that Ben has awaken a sleeping giant!