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Frankie Edgar fight will be the career defining moment for Ben Henderson (Video)

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to pay-per-view next Sat., Feb. 25, 2012, with its UFC 144: "Edgar vs. Henderson" event from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

And according to Ben Henderson, it's going to be his career defining moment.

"I've thought about the whole thing. Walking out to the cage, going to fight, how the fight takes place, getting my hand raised, the referees hand around my wrist, Dana White walking up behind me, strapping on the belt on my waist; I've seen all that happen hundreds of times already. Frankie's a really smart fighter. I think his camp does a really good job. I think they're very strategic. I don't care about winning rounds, I want to win the fight. I want to end the fight. That's what I do, I fight to end the fight. Every fight I have is going to be the fight of my life, the fight of my career. It's going to be the career defining moment for the rest of my life. I want to be the best fighter at 155-pounds on the planet, period. So that's what I'm going to go and do."

One could argue his career defining moment at present time is still that one time he got his face kicked off by Anthony Pettis in the final WEC fight in history all the way back in Dec. 2010. A thrilling, never-before-seen moment like that will be difficult to top.

But if "Bendo," who lost the chance at fighting for the UFC lightweight title that night, is to defeat Edgar to capture the gold after running through three straight extremely tough opponents, we might all start to forget that kick.

Henderson's task is daunting, though, as Frankie Edgar has shown his name belongs at the top of the pound-for-pound ranks. A win could very well accomplish the "Smooth" ones goal of being the top 155-pound fighter on the planet today.

But does anyone think he'll pull it off? Maniacs?

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