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Thursday, 06/14/2012, 07:07 am

Benavidez Ready For First 125 Pound Title Fight Against “Mighty Mouse” | UFC NEWS


“It’s amazing. I’ve been waiting for a while for this. Not only for the division to open up, but since it opened up, I’ve been waiting for the title fight. So I was super excited to see those guys fight again — One, because I knew it was gonna be an excellent fight, and two, ‘cuz I get an opponent. So I was pacing back and forth the whole time they were fighting. I’m not gonna lie, I was rooting for ‘DJ’ a little bit, just ‘cuz I like him — McCall’s a great guy too — but now it’s finally over, and I can’t wait to make history… You know, it didn’t matter to me. People asked me who I wanted to fight. I just said, ‘I just wanna fight the best guy.’ I just wanna fight the winner. That way, when I win the belt, in the new division, there’s no question that I beat and fought the best guy. So, I like both the guys, and just because I’m fighting ‘Mighty Mouse’ now, it basically just means I’m fighting him first. I’m still gonna fight McCall at some point, anyways, so I’m just fighting ‘DJ’ first… I think we’re both super well-rounded. It’s a fight that me, myself and fans have been waiting for. You got the small division, which people have been waiting for, you got the two very best guys in the division, going at it. What better way to make history? It’s gonna be a great fight. As far as our finishes and styles and everything, I just think the lighter you get in the divisions, the more well-rounded the guys get. Like I said, you’ve got the two best, and we’re just super well-rounded. I think either of could finish the fight, either way.”

Having advanced to the flyweight tournament finals, UFC fighter, Joseph Benavidez has been chomping at the bit to get his next opponent lined up.

Recently Demetrious Johnson was able to get passed Ian McCall in a rematch to earn a shot at Benavidez and the first ever title in the UFC’s newly minted flyweight division.

But who will be victorious and who will cement their place in history as the first ever?

Thoughts, predictions?

(quote via HDNets InsideMMA)

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