Did Ben Henderson do enough to warrant the decision over Frankie Edgar? (and other UFC 144 reactions)

If you missed UFC 143 live from Tokyo last Saturday…man. Man oh man. Sure, Shields and Akiyama was a disappointing affair, mostly due to Jake’s stubborn refusal to work on his boxing (and that’s coming from a guy who’s actually one of his frequent defenders), but the rest of the … Continue reading

@BenFowlkesMMA on why people count out Frankie Edgar despite his dominance

Ben Fowlkes has a profile of UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who defends his belt this Saturday in Japan against Ben Henderson, over at MMA Fighting.com. The focus is on how everybody seems to underestimate him. According to the oddsmakers, that was true until very recently. The first time Edgar … Continue reading

Why the winner of Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida may not determine a #1 contender

Ever since it was announced that Clay Guida would face former WEC Lightweight champion Ben Henderson on the undercard of the first UFC on Fox event (Saturday, November 12th), speculations and assumptions have built towards an inevitable conclusion: the winner would be #1 contender to the UFC Lightweight title. Not … Continue reading

UFC 136 Reaction: Frankie Edgar provides The Answer, Jose Aldo undersold, Chael Sonnen clowns the press and more

FRANKIE EDGAR: ANSWERED I’ve been on the Edgar bandwagon since he debuted in the UFC in that great fight with Tyson Griffin, and I’m glad to see him evolve into the fighter I knew he’d become. His survival of Maynard’s first-round onslaught is now the stuff of legend, and his … Continue reading

Mathematic Martial Arts: Why Stats Don’t Tell the Whole Story of Penn/Edgar

After watching Frankie Edgar score a huge upset on Saturday afternoon in Abu Dhabi, I had three reactions. Although I’d turn the corner on my stance due to his last two performances, my suspicions have been confirmed that BJ Penn isn’t the same unstoppable force of nature that guys like … Continue reading

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