MENU
#Justin Buchholz #Duane Ludwig #Ramsey Nijem #Julian Lane #Conor McGregor #Nate Diaz #UFC 211 #Hayder Hassan #Dhiego Lima #Rory MacDonald #Jon Jones #Bellator 179 #TJ Dillashaw #UFC 202 #Cody Garbrandt


Benson HendersonThe classic Mark Twain quote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” is truly applicable to the lightweight elites in the UFC.

When the tremendous fighting ability of a smaller man is complimented with size, however, this dog becomes tougher and tougher to fight.

Enter Benson Henderson (15-2), the former WEC lightweight champion, who is riding high off of tremendous victories over notable contenders Clay Guida and Jim Miller. For the 28-year-old, he wanted to make his advantage in size just that much bigger, so that he can wear on Edgar. The UFC lightweight champion normally cuts little weight for a fight.

“I’m a little bigger now,” Henderson said recently.

“I’ve put on a little bit of size, yes.  I wanted to do it the right way,” he explained, noting that no one adds 20 pounds in one or two months.  “No, no one does that. That’s not how it works.  It takes three, four years to put on 10 pounds of solid muscle, actual legit muscle. It takes a long time, so I put on as much size as I would like to.”

Although he put on some additional size, Henderson knew he had to become a larger athlete the right way, as some fighters in the past have experienced cardio deficits when getting bigger. And in this fight against Edgar, the former WEC lightweight champion knows that his cardio has to be at its peak for UFC 144.

“I did put on a little bit of size.  It has not personally affected my cardio at all.  I’m able to go seven, eight rounds hard, fresh for each round, so it hasn’t really affected me negatively at all.”

Follow Andrew Gladstone at @gladstone1 on Twitter.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator adds women's flyweights around former UFC title challenger Valerie Letourneau

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

The Bellator women’s flyweight division just got bigger with the signings of five fighters in addition to former UFC title contender Valerie Letourneau.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

The Tactical Guide to UFC 211: Edgar versus Rodriguez | FIGHTLAND

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Frankie Edgar has never really been a “star.” He’s not going to get people turning out in droves for a press conference, a weigh in or a media appearance, and he’s not read news >>

UFC adds Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition roles to UFC Performance Institute staff

  • 17 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC announced the appointments of Bo Sandoval as Director of Strength & Conditioning and Clint Wattenberg as Director of Nutrition for the UFC Performance Institute, respectively. read news >>

Future champ? McGregor adds new member to family

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

On Sunday, UFC champ Conor McGregor and longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin welcomed a new member to their family, Conor McGregor Jr. It didn’t take long for the champ to send out a challenge: Look out fo read news >>

Frankie Edgar Wants to Stay Winning at UFC 211 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 3 views

Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar wants to continue his winning ways when he takes on Yair Rodríguez on the UFC 211 main card on Saturday. TRENDING > Injury Forces Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pet read news >>

UFC-Glasgow adds Gunnar Nelson vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio, Joanne Calderwood vs. Cynthia Calvillo

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

The fight card for the UFC’s upcoming return to Scotland, UFC Fight Night 113, has two big additions. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Former UFC champ Frankie Edgar believes he's No. 1 contender if he beats Yair Rodriguez

  • 15 days ago
  • 4 views

DALLAS – So far, Frankie Edgar’s dreams of winning belts in two divisions have been held up by Jose Aldo.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Unfiltered: Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez and Frank Grillo

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

Actor Frank Grillo joins Jim and Matt in studio to discuss Season 3 of Kingdom. Then, former UFC Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez calls in to talk about getting over his loss to Conor McGregor and read news >>

Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez: UFC 211 Joe Rogan Preview | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 383 views

UFC commentator Joe Rogan breaks down the featherweight bout between former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and Yair Rodriguez scheduled for UFC 211. read news >>

UFC 211 results: Former champ Frankie Edgar dismantles rising star Yair Rodriguez with ease

  • 12 days ago
  • 19 views

DALLAS – Yair Rodriguez wanted a fight with Frankie Edgar in order to accelerate his ascent up the featherweight ranks. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>