Found February 21, 2012 on
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 ...
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After lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (Pictured) posted a comeback KO victory over a much larger Gray Maynard at UFC 136, many in the media dubbed him the modern day Rocky Balboa. A “reporter” at the post-fight press conference even played the Rocky theme song on his cell phone prior to asking Edgar a question (true story).
It was the second consecutive time Edgar was forced...
“UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” hasn’t generated much hoopla, but thankfully someone finally alerted the Gambling Gods that there is in fact a major mixed martial arts show jumping off this weekend in Japan.
Former WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (Pictured) challenges reigning UFC 155-pound king Frankie Edgar for his crown in the show’s featured attraction. Henderson...
Extended video preview of UFC 144 in Japan. A loo inside the mind set and training camp of the current lightweight UFC Champion Frankie Edgar, as he prepares to defend his title against Benson Henderson. Additionally, this video previews Japanese fan favorite Rampage Jackson, against The Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader.
“UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson” takes place this Saturday and features a lightweight title tilt between champion Frankie Edgar (Pictured) and Benson Henderson. To help hype the 155-pound scrap, FUEL TV will premiere “Countdown to UFC 144” tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
The hour-long documentary focuses on Edgar and Henderson as they prepare for battle. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan for a UFC 144 card that is highlighted by a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson. The co-main event features a light heavyweight clash between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader. Get an up close and personal look inside the private lives of the fighters with their families...
Enjoy the full episode of Countdown to UFC 144 from the official youtube page of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This up close and personal video takes a look inside the camps of UFC 144 Japan fighters Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Rampage Jackson, Ryan Bader and more. The UFC will return to Japan this weekend for [...]