Both UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and former champion Frankie Edgar were asked about the altitude issues that may come into play Saturday night at UFC 150.
Henderson will defend his title for the first time against Edgar after scoring a decision victory over him earlier this year.
“Smooth” informed members of the media at the pre-fight press conference Thursday that his team sought the advice of several experts in dealing with the altitude that comes with competing in Denver.
“We asked experts how long it took to get acclimated to high levels of altitude,” Henderson said. “They said a month is best, three weeks are a nice medium. So we decided to do two-and-a-half weeks in Flagstaff (Arizona) and have been (in Denver) the last week.”
Edgar said he has, “been out here for a while.” He said that the last week of his training has been spent in Colorado Springs.
“I feel ready to go,” Edgar added. “The first day I got here I felt it, but the past couple of days I have been feeling really good.”
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