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Default “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson” Conference Call Highlights

From FiveOuncesofPain.com:

Four of Strikeforce‘s top fighters including champions Dan Henderson and Marloes Coenen participated in a live conference call with media today telating to their upcoming bouts at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson”. Also on hand were their opponents, Fedor Emelianenko and Miesha Tate respectively, as well as Strikeforce’s head-honcho Scott Coker.

Five Ounces of Pain listened in and is here to report back a handful highlights from the call including occasional soundbytes and other interesting nuggets of information. Read ahead and see what the quartet of Strikeforce stars have to say about the show, their opponents, and MMA in general…

Dan Henderson:
- Not gaining weight for the match-up wasn’t a conscious decision, as he has a hard time putting pounds on and joked that he ate well in preparation for the fight
- Feels he already has the strength to handle Fedor on the grappling front and still retains a speed advantage
- After cornering Matt Lindland against Emelianenko he learned to avoid getting caught in an Armbar
- Isn’t sure that Fedor fears him on any level but knows he is dangerous too
- Thinks Fedor was “a little out