Uncle Creepy reads The Fighter's Poem


Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez fought their hearts out at UFC 156, but when Benavidez heard his friend was going through hard times in his personal life, he wrote him a poem.


Blood and sweat, sometimes tears,
Battered hands, countless fears,
Highest highs, lowest lows,
Shattered dreams, the hurt just grows.

Your smile shields the pain you hide,
All the while you're dead inside;
Your faith is absent, your will gives out,
Now clear your mind, erase the doubt.

Everything that you have gave,
To feel self worth, that’s all you crave;
The world stage, this is your role,
You break your heart, you sell your soul.

Stay the course, endure the pain,
You were born to entertain…

-Joseph Benavidez


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rrefs site profile image  

2/11/13 8:14 PM by rrefs


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2/11/13 7:19 PM by Ryan10

Awesome to see the respect level between 2 friends. I still think he Owes Creepy a steak dinner or something after hitting the man in the balls 20 times. Creepy thank you for being so vocal before they introduced the Flyweight division in the UFC. I feel that was one of the big reasons they decided to create it. Now casual fans get to see some amazing fights on free tv. Thank you for your hard work!

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2/10/13 8:10 PM by UGCTT_AdamD

Awe man :')

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2/10/13 8:02 PM by UGCTT_UncleCreepy

i never said he wrote it for me, i said he sent it to me cause it applied to what i was going through lol

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2/10/13 7:58 PM by UGCTT_UncleCreepy


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2/10/13 7:57 PM by ThuggishRuggishBonez

Joe B said he wrote that for himself after the Mighty Mouse loss. He read it on The MMA Hour last week. Seems like it relates to Creepy tho...or any fighter really.

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2/10/13 7:46 PM by NavyCorpsman

Damn air purifier isn't working ... it's getting dusty in here. Now I have to go drink a beer and punch something. You know ... Man stuff.   *sniff*

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2/10/13 7:44 PM by confusionSay

Exactly. This sport is linked to a history of combat that predates any other contrived game's history. This is also why the metaphor of fighting in a cage is more relevant to any average person's life struggles compared to, say football. You're only as good as the current day and in the end it is your own courage and foresight and hard work that makes the results you get.

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2/10/13 7:15 PM by AceAtGSU

Nice to see the human side of the fighters, something outside of the sport. Great show of class.

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2/10/13 7:10 PM by dMo

Did Renato have a tear in his eye there?