Mark Henry: Frankie Edgar is the perfect fighter to beat Conor McGregor (Heavy Hands #133)

Trainer Mark Henry joined us for a special bonus episode of Heavy Hands this week. The Millstone, New Jersey native made some headlines in…

By: Connor Ruebusch | 7 years ago
Mark Henry: Frankie Edgar is the perfect fighter to beat Conor McGregor (Heavy Hands #133)
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Trainer Mark Henry joined us for a special bonus episode of Heavy Hands this week. The Millstone, New Jersey native made some headlines in the leadup to UFC 205, backing up his fighter Eddie Alvarez against the typically outspoken team of Conor McGregor and trainer John Kavanagh. What he does best, however, is train fighters. This isn’t the first time we’ve spoken to Mark on the show, but this time he talks to us in the immediate aftermath of UFC 205, an event in which one of his fighters lost on the biggest stage in MMA history, and another performed brilliantly despite multiple injuries.

We talked to Henry about Alvarez’s gameplan going into the fight, Frankie Edgar’s injury, and Conor McGregor’s future in MMA (and perhaps even boxing). Henry stated prior to UFC 205 that he believed he had four fighters around McGregor’s weight who could beat him. Eddie Alvarez may have failed the test, but Mark believes that Frankie Edgar, his oldest ward, is still the right man for the job.

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