Joseph Benavidez Not Interested in UFC’ 115 Pound Division
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.31.2013
Says he is embarrassed about being so small at times…
- Joseph Benavidez recently spoke about the UFC's rumored 115 pound division. Here are the highlights…
On Being a Small Fighter: "Honestly, when I make 125 and I weigh 125 and tell someone I weigh 125, I'm embarrassed sometimes. I don't feel like a man when I'm on the scale. If a girl asks me what I weigh, I'll tell her I fight 125, 'But I walk around at like 150. I'm a man and everything.' I think 115 is too light."
On Having No Interest in Going to 115: "At the moment, I'm pretty much a rice cake," Benavidez said. "After weigh-ins, 'Beefcake' will be back. I'll have nothing to do with 115. If they want to do that, whatever. At least I wont be the tiny guy, I guess. That's a plus."
On Being a Trailblazer at 125: "I hope so," Benavidez said. "That would be a good-looking Mt. Rushmore. 'Creepy's' little glasses, 'Mighty Mouse's head and ears, John Dodson's smile and me, I don't know what I really do. Maybe with a beanie and two thumbs up. I think that would be a hell of a Mt. Rushmore. It makes sense. We're the first people to ever do this. … That would be awesome. When it all comes down to it, all of us are going to fight each other at some point."