Ben Henderson expecting to go 'hard' at an 'insane pace' for 15 minutes against Jim Miller

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Ben Henderson goes hard inside the Octagon, son.

The former WEC lightweight champion has quickly become known for his soft-spoken demeanor outside the cage and his ferocious, all go, no quit attitude inside it. That combined with his seemingly never-ending gas tank.

Indeed, the "Smooth" has has cardio for days and has never met a fellow fighter he couldn't match conditioning with. When he goes head on against one of the top 155-pound martial artists in the world at UFC on Versus 5 this Sunday night (Aug. 14), he just may finally meet his match.

Jim Miller is an animal, just as gentle and well-mannered as Henderson. But the stick he carries is just as big and it's been seven fights and two years since someone has been able to take it from him.

"Bendo" will attempt to do so in Milwaukee and he's expecting to "to go 15 minutes, hard, at an insane pace" to do it (via Sherdog):

"Jim Miller is definitely the toughest guy [I've faced so far]. He's a wrestler, so I know he'll bring that wrestling mentality to grind out and do whatever it takes to get [his] hand raised. I'm definitely expecting the toughest fight of my career. I'm expecting to go 15 minutes, hard, at an insane pace."

Henderson was close to earning himself the top contender status Miller has been chasing for so long in his debut with the world's largest fight promotion. That is until Anthony Pettis decided it was "Showtime" at WEC 53 and went all Mortal Kombat on "Bendo's" face.

Liu Kang would have been proud.

"Bendo" went three rounds with Mark Bocek at UFC 129 on April 30, however, and came out having not only survived but largely dominating one of the better submission artists in the game today.

His performance went a long way in erasing the painful memory of that loss to Pettis. But will Miller bring it all crashing back on Aug. 14? And which fighter will fade first if this thing is indeed contested at an "insane pace?"

Sound off, Maniacs.

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