MMA Quick Quote: Dan Henderson will be looking to use his wrestling more against Fedor Emelianenko

via i.telegraph.co.uk

"But I don't feel outmatched or small against Fedor. I have a plan to not go right through his power, but I feel I can hurt him with shot and can move him around with my wrestling without needing to prove I am physically as strong as him. I've fought bigger, powerful guys before and used my wrestling to move them about. I think I can use the clinch to control him and will be looking to use my wrestling more than in other fights where I went pretty much for the right-hand KO. I will be looking to knock him out with the right, but I know I will need to set it up and use my wrestling more than in my last couple of fights. He's got a big right hand like me, so I am looking forward to standing and banging with him when it comes down to it. I think what has won me a lot of fans and a lot of fights is that I got to finish those fights. Fedor or not, I wouldn't have wanted this fight if I wasn't going to go in there to finish him."

-- In his blog over at Yahoo! Sports, Dan Henderson scares fight fans everywhere by claiming he's going to use a lot more of his wrestling in his upcoming July 30 Strikeforce bout against Fedor Emelianenko. His attempts at reassurance, mostly that he's "always looking for the big KO," are a bit tenuous, but he does recognize that he gained most of his following by unloading that "H-bomb" on a few unwilling opponents throughout his career. If he could land one more and use it to knock out "The Last Emperor," a man who has been stopped but never put to sleep in his entire career, "Hendo's" legend would unquestionably grow to epic proportions. Using his wrestling to get there would be the smart play but that naturally increases the possibility that it will never happen. Fedor has one hell of a right hand too, and it's one Henderson most definitely wants to stay away from. It's a tough call, Maniacs. Someone could land the la-la right hand or we could see Wrestlefest 2011. Which will it be?

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