"I'm not in this to play second fiddle to anybody. It's not so much the belt that holds the significance, it's what the belt means and how much I worked for it, how much my team's worked for it and how much my family's sacrificed for it. So yeah, I'm not gonna give that belt up very easily. When I leave Japan, I'm gonna come home still the champion. I know Ben's a tough guy, but there's a reason I'm the champion."
For the first time in over a decade, the world's largest fight promotion is headed back to "The Land of the Rising Sun," as UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" invades the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, this Saturday night (Feb. 25, 2012) live on pay-per-view (PPV), featuring a lightweight championship bout that sees reigning titleholder Frankie Edgar put his strap on the line against former WEC 155-pound kingpin Ben Henderson. Predictions?