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Wednesday, 12/14/2011, 11:45 am

UFC NEWS – Joseph Benavidez Hoping For Three Team Alpha Male UFC World Champions


“It’s awesome and we are hoping to have three champions on team Alpha Male. Chad going for the championship, Urijah and Me, you know how amazing would it be for the three of us to be world champions. I was going to keep plugging away at 135 and be world champion again, and I wasn’t going to lose to anybody else, but this was just meant to be you know, for all three of us to be champions.”

Newly minted “flyweight” title contender Joseph Benavidez recently sat down with Larry Pepe on ProMMARadio to discuss his involvement in the UFC’s new 125 pound division.

During the interview he brings to light that his two most recognizable teammates are also in title contention. Urijah Faber will complete a trilogy with Dominick Cruz for the UFC’s bantamweight title and Chad Mendes faces off with Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title.

For Benavidez, he has to make his way through a four man bracket in hopes to be crowned the first ever UFC flyweight champion.

For far too long the Team Alpha Male fighters have been on the cusp of greatness. However the team out of Sacramento California has yet to have any champions crowned since the earlier featherweight reign of Urijah Faber in the WEC.

Can they turn it around and become the only fight team on the planet to hold three simultaneous UFC titles?

It would be a feat that really hasn’t been accomplished since the Team Miletich reign.

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