By Jamie McAllister
UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson comments to Bloodyelbow.
Henderson comments on his last fight with Frankie Edgar at UFC 144. He also comments on their rematch which is expected to take place at UFC 150.
“Who knows? I think a part of that is Dana White being the big boss man and head honcho, scored the fight another way. He felt that fight warranted an immediate rematch, which is fine by me. It’s cool. It was a fun fight for me. I had a good time in there. As far as running it back, by all means, let’s do it. We can run it back 10 times, but 10 times out of 10 times, I intend on having the same outcome, if not ending the fight earlier. In my opinion, that’s a really tough spot to be in, as a champ. Frankie did it twice. He said, ‘Yeah, that’s fine. Let’s do it. It was a close decision, so let’s run it back.’ He showed what he has inside, by agreeing to that. I want to be the same way. I want to show what I have inside, and agree to it. Let’s run it back. I have no problem with that at all.”
Henderson also comments on his former WEC rival Anthony Pettis.
“I’m definitely not going to sleep on Pettis. That boy is explosive, he’s very skilled, he’s very driven. I’m not going to sleep on his skillset or anything he brings to the table. He had a tough fight. He had some holes that got exposed, but I’m sure he’s been working on those since. I’m sure he’ll be way better in his next fight then he was in his last one. Other than seeing how much heart a guy has, I like to see how much better they get from fight to fight. For me, I always want to be a better fighter than my last fight. Pettis is also one of those guys. He is a better fighter, with each fight, and I think he’s going to continue that.”Tags: Ben Henderson, featured, Frankie Edgar, lightweight, mma, MMA NEWS, ufc, ufc news