The WEC 43 event was rescheduled, changing its orginal September 2nd date to October 10th due to an injury sustained by Ben Henderson. The fight will still go on between main event fighters Henderson and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as they prepare to battle it out for the WEC interim lightweight title.
Henderson tells us about the improvement in his MMA training, especially since he recently decided to undergo corrective eye surgery. He explains how it has been difficult for him to see punches thrown by his opponents, yet was still able to acquire WEC wins over Anthony Njokuani and Shane Roller.
From Ben Henderson:
“I have recently had surgery to correct my vision so I have been enjoying the ability to actually see my opponents. Prior to my eye surgery, I used to memorize the seeing-eye chart to get through the vision test, but I was unable to really see before. The WEC gloves being blue really helped me out, letting me see the blue blur to avoid punches. In my first WEC fight, I missed a kick and my opponent was right in front of me. That wasn’t nervous energy as some might have thought. That was my vision problem putting me at risk. In this camp, I have tried to balance my awareness with my newfound vision.”