“I was doing what I do best, which is moving around and pressuring my opponent. My coaches were very happy. I didn't get injured. It was in my hometown and I was just happy to go out there and perform…I was in my groove. I saw that he wasn't fighting the takedowns that hard and I thought, you know, I'll just keep going that way and set something up and, eventually, I can come up with the finish. I just keep on fighting. If the submission gets there then I'm going to take it. I'm just grateful I came up with the finish.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)
UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) may be the #1 flyweight in Mixed Martial Arts but even “Mighty Mouse” would admit he still has room for improvement. In hopes of maximizing his potential, Johnson has put in countless hours at AMC Pankration and expects to show off the fruits of his labor tonight at UFC on FOX 9 when he faces Joseph Benavidez (19-3) in the evening’s headlining effort. The 27-year old title-holder recently spoke to the UFC.com about his second scrap with Benavidez, expressing confidence in his ability to come out on top again based on hard work, overcoming adversity, and much more.
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