Frankie "The Truth" Edgar squares off against Benson Henderson on Aug. 11 in the main event of UFC 150 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO.
Edgar (14-2-1) should have plenty of gas left in the tank at 30 years old, but he's logged more time in the octagon than just about any other UFC fighter in the last five years. Nine of Edgar's 12 tilts in the UFC have gone the distance, including four grueling five-rounders.
How much of a toll all those epic standup wars have taken on his health is anyone's guess, and Henderson (15-2) will definitely come out swinging to test his chin early on. “When you taste being the champion, you like to be the one defending your belt, not trying to get it," Edgar said in a UFC.com report. When you have people calling you the champ, it has a nice ring to it.”
Henderson already beat Edgar once, so he's expecting the same result this time around. However, he doesn't feel the need to change up his attack to put on a crowd-pleasing performance. “I don’t feel pressure or anything like that,” Henderson said of his fighting style. “It’s just the way we (he and Edgar) fight. Every time Frankie fights he puts on a good show, and when I fight I always try to do the same thing.”