UFC Quick Quote: Anthony Pettis will 'break' Ben Henderson 'little by little'

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

There's nothing like systematically breaking down an opponent in a fight, which is just what Anthony Pettis plans to do to UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson one strike at a time at UFC 164 next month.

"I don't really care if he's in that rhythm or not, I just know what I have to do. If he's in his rhythm, keep doing it, because I know what I have to do. Eventually one of my kicks are going to land, then one of my punches are going to land, and little by little he is going to break."

-- Anthony Pettis isn't too concerned with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson's knack for sticking to his gameplan and dominating five round fights ahead of their title fight at UFC 164, which takes place at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisc., on Aug. 31, 2013. In fact, "Showtime" tells Bleacher Report he's confident he can "break" "Smooth" little by little as the bout goes on thanks to his devastating and unique striking arsenal that has dropped the best of them. Pettis' task, however, will be easier said than done as Henderson has proven to be a tough nut to crack, getting stopped only once in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, a first round submission loss six years ago to Rocky Johnson. Pettis has proven he can outpoint "Smooth," defeating him at WEC 53, but can he break the will of one of the most durable fighters in the sport today?

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