Joseph Benavidez lost his second shot at the UFC flyweight title by knockout to Demetrious Johnson at the UFC on FOX 9. In most losses, a fighter can point to a mistake or learn from the experience, but Benavidez believes it was just something that happened and he can't learn from it:
“I’m just confused about what happened,” he said. “Most of all, I feel like I was (ripped off) from a good fight. I didn’t get to perform my best and fight the best guy in the world in front of millions of people. They don’t know how I could have performed. I know I was going to have a great performance. That stuff doesn’t happen every day, and that’s what you dream about (fighting) on FOX. That’s the crappy part. A loss is a loss. Winning the world title would’ve been awesome. Fighting ‘Mighty Mouse’ and just competing in there was fun.
“The losses happen, but there’s nothing to learn from it. I know to not get hit in the face. There’s nothing to take away from it.”
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