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Demetrious Johnson Knows He Needs To Improve Before Bout With Joseph Benavidez

Demetrious Johnson finally gave Joseph Benavidez an opponent in the finals of the UFC flyweight tournament, defeating Ian McCall recently.

Johnson, who won the first match with McCall before a scoring error was found, and Benavidez are hoping to compete against one another sooner rather than later to crown the first-ever UFC flyweight champion.

“Mighty Mouse” offered up his thoughts on the McCall fight, along with Benavidez, in a recent post-fight interview with the UFC.

I made a couple of mistakes, but I was able to get back to my feet where I’m strong, keep my balance, and let my hands go. I listen to my coaches. That’s really the improvement. Me being a good student and listening to my coaches.

As for Benavidez, Johnson said, “I’ve got a lot of work to do, and I’ve just got to get ready for Joseph.”

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