Ben Henderson has wiggled himself out of a few tight spots throughout his MMA career, however, he knows his best chance to retain his lightweight title at UFC on Fox 5 is to avoid the crafty submission attempts of Nate Diaz in December at all costs.
UFC President Dana White has confirmed that after his victory over Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 150 last night (Aug. 11, 2012) in Denver, Ben Henderson will defend his title next against Nate Diaz.
In a discussion between Luke Thomas and Nate Wilcox, the two mixed martial arts (MMA) editors look at Nick and Nate Diaz and whether or not their antics are honest expressions of alienation and anxiety or just hype played up for the cameras to build fights.
MMA Nation's Luke Thomas and Nate Wilcox consider the question of whether there is too much pro wrestling influence in modern mixed martial arts. They also discuss the close historic links between pro wrestling and MMA, the Diaz brothers and their style of promoting fights, the cheap heat between Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone, the relationship between amateur wrestling and MMA and the career of Satoshi Ishii.
What happened at UFC 141 last Friday night? What didn't happen, is the more appropriate question. Here's another look at all the major headlines, for which there are aplenty, from UFC 141 back on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas.