“The one thing about fighting in my hometown, it was the first time I had fought in the Pacific Northwest as a flyweight. It was a little different, but I think it worked to my benefit. I felt really strong. Just being at home doesn't mean I had to fight any harder, but having those fans were awesome. For me, if I was fighting in a backyard, I would probably have fought just as hard.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Szczerbowski-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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