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UFC 225's Joseph Benavidez happy to return from long layoff, unhappy being 'buried' on UFC Fight Pass

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As he prepares to return from an an 18-month-long layoff, Joseph Benavidez has a few reasons to be happy.

But then there are others in which Benavidez isn’t all that happy.

Benavidez, the No. 2 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, meets No. 6 fighter Pettis in a meaningful fight for the division. In fact, should he beat Pettis and add a seventh win to his current streak, Benavidez thinks it will be hard to deny him a third stab at champ Demetrious Johnson.

Despite its possible ramifications, the flyweight bout is only the third fight of the evening and will be featured on the UFC Fight Pass-streamed preliminary card at Chicago’s United Center. Asked about it, Benavidez makes no secret of his feelings on the card placement.

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Post #1   6/4/18 5:52:23PM   

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Agreed! No way Joe Jitsu and Pettis should be on FightPass.

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Post #2   6/4/18 6:33:54PM   

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Absolutely disgusting. Behind Rashad Evans & Anthony Smith nonetheless. Not a diss towards Evans & Smith but frankly speaking. JoBen & Pettis should be in Punk/Jackson’s PPV spot and those two should be headlining the Fight Pass card. Sad. I feel like the new owners of the ufc are trying to phase out some lower weight classes.

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Dana White's reason for having CM Punk on the main card over Benavidez/ Pettis or Overeem/Blaydes, is those guys can't sell ppv's like CM Punk can, so he's on the ppv main card instead of them.

Which is true, CM Punk is going to get more ppv buys than every under card bout, and probably every main card bout. It's a business move, can't really fault them for that, even though Punk and Jackson are by far the worst fighters on the card.

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It is an insult and what seems like a poor choice. Both of those guys bring it and Pettis throws fancy strikes, which should make Dana happy.

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Posted by airkerma

It is an insult and what seems like a poor choice. Both of those guys bring it and Pettis throws fancy strikes, which should make Dana happy.



Money is truly what makes Dana happy, and CM Punk brings more money than both those two combined.

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Maybe both of these guys going to decision 5 fights in a row has something to do with this?

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Yep lets put a high profile fly fight with a two time loser and add a future hof in evans on fight pass. And put 2 guys on prelims who have like 4 losses and no wins between them

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It's cause the casuals don't care about him.

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Posted by Braden

Dana White's reason for having CM Punk on the main card over Benavidez/ Pettis or Overeem/Blaydes, is those guys can't sell ppv's like CM Punk can, so he's on the ppv main card instead of them.

Which is true, CM Punk is going to get more ppv buys than every under card bout, and probably every main card bout. It's a business move, can't really fault them for that, even though Punk and Jackson are by far the worst fighters on the card.



I understand that point. I am not arguing with a business trying to make. My problem is the biggest promotion in the world is not working towards legitimizing the sport through true competition but rewarding those that run their mouths and have checkered pasts due to lack of experience. This is breeding more Conor's in the MMA world. Colby is one of those. Till is becoming one of those. I don't like it. I want more GSP's/Cain's/Wonder Boy's (personality) in MMA. While the Conor's are fun to watch they aren't my favorite. And yes, we need Heels in the sport, the Chael Sonnen's. But I don't want it to define the sport.

Post #10   6/6/18 8:37:31PM