“I see a little difference. I think it's because of Duane Ludwig and I think it's Joseph being comfortable and getting back to the way he's fought. I think he's had some great fights in the last few fights he's fought. We're just training to beat the best Joseph. I know he's training his butt off and I'm training my butt off. I know we've both improved. It's only been a year since we fought, so it hasn't been a long time. I would say my last two fights, I fought tougher opponents who are strikers. I've gotten hurt in those fights, overcame it, came back and won. His last two fights weren't really hard fights. He pretty much had his way with them. Ian McCall was a tough fight. I'm used to pushing myself and making adjustments in my fights to overcome, and I don't really see him doing that in his fights, but Joseph Benavidez is a great fighter and we'll see what happens.” (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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