by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Spencer Fisher has a 20-3 record compared to Frankie Edgar’s undefeated 7-0 mixed martial arts resume. He believes his experience will be a factor in their Ultimate Fighting Championship 78 lightweight bout on Saturday night in Newark, N.J.
Asked about the experience factor and if it will come into play, Fisher replied, “Absolutely, because I’ve been in every position. I’ve been on my back. I’ve been pinned against the cage. I mean, I’ve been in every bad position possible having this many fights, and I think come Nov. 17, we’re going to find out how much experience plays into this fight.”
Experience may be Fisher’s best asset going into the fight with Edgar, but he thinks Edgar’s best attribute is conditioning.
“I think he’s real well-rounded. I think the best thing he brings to the table is not only his wrestling, but he has great conditioning, so I look for it to be a fast-paced action fight,” he said.
“I think a lot of the pressure is on him now in this fight. It’s in his hometown. He’s undefeated and I’m going to be the one to take that zero from him. I think there’s a lot of pressure on him and I hope he has to live up to that expectation.”
Questioned how he thinks the fight will unfold, Fisher replied, “I think he’s going to come out and stand with me, and when he does, hopefully I can catch him with something and it will be too late to change his mind then.
“I actually think he’s going to try to stand with me at little bit this time. That’s what I’m hoping for, of course. If he puts me on my back, I’ve been there a hundred times. Anywhere this fight goes I’m ready.”