WEC 50 Preview: Dominick Cruz vs. Joseph Benavidez

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Joseph Benavidez - "I think I just proved myself by finishing two really good guys and I beat a former champion in Miguel Torres. I was the first person to ever guillotine him and submit him and I think they saw that I’m a different fighter since I last fought Dominick Cruz."

"I think I’m a little more controlled and notice I can beat people with my skill, too, and my athleticism so I can go out there and pick people apart like I did on (Rani) Yahya and Miguel Torres so there’s that part and then just the wrestling, that’s what he beat me with. I think I was great on the feet last time and I’ve improved there so I’m going to even give him more hell on the feet and then as far as the wrestling goes, that’s where he beat me and even back then I thought people could take me down but I would get right back up so it doesn’t matter."

"I realize I’m a wrestler and I’m not going to let people beat me there so like I said I feel it was a great fight last time. I’ve improved, so, those are a few things I have to do but mentally, I feel also just way better."

Lots more in the extended entry.

HT: mmafighting.com (transcribed by fightopinion.com)

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WEC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz talks about training, competition, his childhood, family life and and what it means to be a champion.

The WEC's Joseph Benavidez, Chad Mendes, and WEC President Reed Harris sit down to discuss the upcoming WEC 50 card, as well as Urijah Faber.

WEC bantamweight Joseph Benavidez talks about his big submission win over Miguel Torres and his desire for a rematch with the only fighter to defeat him, Dominick Cruz. Joseph shares his thoughts on what happened the first time he squared off with Cruz, and why he thinks he'll become the new bantamweight champ the second time around. The conversation then lightens up, and we hear what Joseph likes to do for fun: Let's just say the guy has a passion for Goodwill stores and Disney movies. You'll also hear why Joseph is calling out Randy "The Natural" Couture.

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