Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub TV, a friend of MMA Blaster, was recently able to catch up with 135 spark plug wrestler Joe Benavidez (14-2). Joe recently earned a unanimous decision victory at UFC 128 to begin his run in the UFC. Benavidez finished 6-2 in the WEC promotion, notching wins against Jeff Curran, Miguel Torres, Rani Yahya and Wagney Fabiano.
Benavidez explained that Ian Loveland was a little bigger than him and had a better ground game than expected. In regards to the fight being his UFC debut, Benavidez didn't feel any extra nerves, but was excited and inspired to be able to showcase his skills to a bigger crowd.
Benavidez is hoping that the UFC will adopt a 125 pound flyweight as he is ready to drop down in weight. In regards to a potential fight with his coach, training partner and friend Urijah Faber won't be happening any time soon.