Fine. Another Rematch For Title.
After Frankie Edgar fought five fights against two opponents for the title, it looks like Benson Henderson is in the same boat. The fight with Edgar that got him the title was close enough for an immediate rematch, and Edgar was quick to note in the post-fight press conference that rematches for the title are not uncommon in the division…
Even if Henderson doesn’t face Edgar immediately, there’s Anthony Pettis, the man who beat Henderson for the WEC title, waiting in the wings…
There is a lot of talent in the division. Nate Diaz, Gray Maynard, seem to be the top contenders, although don’t rule out Jim Miller, Clay Guida or Donald Cerrone (which would still be rematches, of course), Melvin Guillard, Edson Barboza, Tony Ferguson…
The point is, there are guys who are moving up the division and the hope was that maybe Edgar-Henderson would end the logjam at the top.
Instead, it seems to have cemented it.
Edgar showed a lot of heart in his match with Henderson, and while I agree with the outcome, I’ll admit it was close. Close enough for a rematch.
Yes, it’s taken me a couple of weeks to come to terms with this, but I’m here now and ready for either Henderson-Edgar II or Henderson-Pettis II. Maybe we can get an Edgar-Pettis qualifier?
As much fun as that would be, I think Edgar has done enough both in his career and in his bout with Henderson to earn the rematch. And I’m OK with this. Really. I am.
Anyone got Eddie Alvarez’ number?