Betting against Frankie Edgar has proven to be very bad business in the past few years.
He was a whopping +500 underdog in his first fight with BJ Penn and was an underdog months later when they met again. We all know the Edgar carried the belt out of the Octagon both times.
Ditto against the bigger Gray Maynard in two epic battles in 2011.
Now it's time for Edgar naysayers to respectfully point out that the New Jersey scrapper is just too small to handle the bigger, athletic Benson Henderson.
A former WEC champ, Henderson battered Jim Miller and decisioned Clay Guida in his two fights since the merger. He is big and strong and very tired of being known primarily as the guy who got kicked in the head in Anthony Pettis's 'walk-up-the-cage-matrix' kick.
And at +110, some observers feel Henderson is the safest money in the house.
"With all due respect to Frankie Edgar, the guy is a featherweight and Henderson is a welterweight," said Jack Randall, UFC analyst at OddsShark.com.
"We are ...