'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson promises to "bring it" against Joseph Benavidez

UFC Flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson was originally scheduled to headline UFC 152 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but Dan Henderson‘s injury and Jon Jones‘ refusal to fight Chael Sonnen demoted the first ever 125lbs title bout in UFC history to the co-main event. Nevertheless, Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez promises to be an exciting bout, with both fighters looking to make history inside the Octagon.

In his pre-fight hype-up video Johnson declared he’s going to “bring it” against Joseph Benavidez on September 22nd. Benavidez himself stated in the same context that he will be looking to hurt Mighty Mouse with every kick and punch. It’s pretty clear that Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson are no Chael Sonnen and James Toney when it comes to talking smack, but one thing is true – small guys can fight.

“My number one goal is to go out there and finish somebody. If I go in there and kick somebody in the head and they fall down and I’m like, ‘Woo, yeah, give me that strap’ and walk away, I’m happy with that. He’s a great fighter, yeah, he’s a killer. He goes out there and he tries to finish opponents. He’s very methodical with the way he fights. I know he’s going to bring it and he knows I’m going to bring it too.

The speed aspect, absolutely I’m the fastest guy that he’s ever fought. I’m going to test everything about him: his heart, his chin, his cardio; how bad does he want it? I’ll find out. What’s at stake for me in this fight is making history being the first flyweight champion in the world. I just can’t wait to go out there and fight to find out who’s number one.”


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    KeithFarrell

    September 4, 2012 at 12:04 am

    I really try to give credit where it is deserved and Might Mouse seems like a cool enough guy but seriously can’t stand how he reacts post-fight – in both the Torres and McCall (first one) fights, when the split decision winenr was called out he did a huge “yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah” scream like he had just run through the guy or KO’d him…. in both those fights he literally did nothing and arguably lost.

    it might seem a bit pathetic to others that I’m nitpicking like this but it is just one of those things that rubs me the wrong way.

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    Evan Holober

    September 4, 2012 at 12:07 am

    The Torres fight still annoys me a little bit. It just reminds me of the old adage “if your on top the judges think you’re winning” because I think Torres did a hell of a lot more from the bottom.

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    ak4742011542

    September 4, 2012 at 12:22 am

    he def won the torres fight and i believe the first mcall fight was d johnson 2928 the third round was def not a 10-8 ….also he forced cruz to wreslte cause his striking is phenominal ppl over look this guy but idk y

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    ak4742011542

    September 4, 2012 at 12:23 am

    d johnson for the upset over benavidez !!!! watch me prove the media wrong again!

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    Rigo

    September 4, 2012 at 1:46 am

    The only thing Johnson should bring is a pillow
    because Benavidez is putting him to sleep!
    Joseph is just too strong and too powerful
    as soon as they announce the flyweight division
    we all knew Benavidez was going to be the Champ

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    kickassfast

    September 4, 2012 at 7:45 am

    agreed but im guessing decision

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    GoldenBibi

    September 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Joseph Benavidez wins by K.O…… Soon The first ever UFC 125lbs champion ..

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