“My initial thought is, ‘I’m pretty excited to see that fight again.’ It was awesome. When it ended, that’s what I thought. ‘That could be a draw. That could be a split.’ You just never know. It was a great, and it’s awesome they get to do it again. Because I think it was a draw… I definitely, 100 percent want to wait for the title shot between these guys. They picked the best four guys to compete in this tournament, and those are the two best guys. … I don’t see anyone else as deserving as them, so I’m happy to wait for them… I’m just excited to fight whoever comes out of that one because they’ll be the next best flyweight, and we’ll battle for that title.”
— Joseph Benavidez talking to MMA Junkie about waiting Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall to fight again to determine his opponent for the UFC flyweight championship
Pretty classy guy that Joseph Benavidez. It really is a very unfortunate situation that Benavidez will probably have to wait another six months before he’ll get to fight for the flyweight title, but it’s not the end of the world either. Title fights get put on hold all the time, yet the UFC usually figures out a pretty good way to deal with whatever crappy situation they’re presented with.
Dana White said he still has to figure out what to do with Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall, but clearly they’re going to have to do a rematch. The question is when.