The next time someone tells you that a fight is just a sporting event, read the words written by Joseph Benavidez in the time after his UFC 152 bout with Demetrious Johnson last September. This was no sporting event; this was the end game of years and years of training and sacrifice, of punches given and taken, limbs twisted and blood spilled. To fight for a world championship – correction, to fight for the UFC’s first flyweight world championship – was all Benavidez thought of, and losing was a thought that never even crossed his mind . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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