UFC Quick Quote: Joseph Benavidez doesn't have to be mad (or dead) to fight Jussier Formiga

Mark Kolbe

U mad? Nope!

"He trains with Jose Aldo and Renan Barao, two champions and he is no slouch in the stand-up but he prefers to take it to the ground. I welcome him trying to take me down. He is going to get caught with hard punches coming in. I've built a reputation of beating black belts, hopefully he is next on the list. That (Demetrious Johnson) fight for some reason was life or death to me, and I couldn't relax and it carried into the fight. I lost and I didn't die, and I had my family and friends and my dog. I don't need to be mad to fight. I remember being mad before that fight. I'm back to being happy with what I am doing, being happy I get to do this for a living."

Great news for all you up-and-coming mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters. Turns out you can lose a fight without dying, something Joseph Benavidez (via News10.net) learned in his split decision loss to Demetrious Johnson last September. The master of "Joe Jitsu" also discovered it's better for him to let go of his anger before a fight, something he plans to do against Jussier Formiga when they hook 'em up tomorrow night (Sept. 4, 2013) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 28 on FOX Sports 1, which goes down at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He may not be mad before, but he'd certainly be mad after, if the Brazilian is able to send him back into the loss column. How do you see this 125-scrap unfolding?

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