May 5, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Nate Diaz before his lightweight bout against Jim Miller during UFC on Fox 3 at the Izod Center. Nate Diaz wins by submission in round two Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
"I just think that Nate comes forward so much, I don't know how Ben will deal with that...Nate's length. He's got great, great jiu-jitsu. I feel the wrestling edge will probably go to Ben, but if you look at Nate's last performances, he's gotten so good everywhere. He fought Jim Miller, and Jim Miller couldn't take him down. Jim Miller's a pretty high-level wrestler too. I think Nate's definitely a great match-up for Ben. ... If Nate would need my help or would ask for my help, I would love to help him out. We got some work in last time that was really good. If I could help him out, of course I would."
-- Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar tells Sherdog Radio (via Bloody Elbow) Nate Diaz is a great match-up for current 155-pound straphanger Ben Henderson. That's because the smaller half of the fighting Diaz brothers has slowly but surely gotten better at every area of mixed martial arts (MMA), be it wrestling, striking, jiu-jitsu, whatever. He's also got great length and knows how to use it (that's what she said). To top it all off, Edgar is offering his services to Diaz to help prepare him for what Henderson has to offer. If anyone would know, it's "The Answer," who lost consecutive decisions to "Bendo" at UFC 144 and UFC 150, respectively. He spent a combined 10 rounds and 50 minutes inside the cage against the champ. Assuming Diaz and Edgar hook up to share secrets, do any of you Maniacs think that puts Henderson at a disadvantage come Dec. 8 at UFC on Fox 5?