“The relationship (with coach Matt Hume) hasn't changed at all. He still looks at me as a student and I'm still trying to learn martial arts. Even today in sparring, he's still yelling at me (laughs), telling me what to do in sparring. The relationship has stayed the same. It's still about working hard every day and that's what he expects from me. It's just a great combination. He understands me and he's given me a great outlook on fighting. He's the yin to my yang (laughs).” (PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Terada-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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