18/8/2010 - the first time Joseph Benavidez , #2 Bantamweight in the world, tried to become a world champion in his weight class. He came short having a very close fight against Dominick Cruz. Since then he attempted 2 more times, and almost all of that time he was #2 - no matter whether in Bantamweight or Lightweight. Always one step from a gold, never being able to reach it. Not even a gatekeeper - any other contenders would probably have fallen short had they faced Benavidez before champion, BS decision vs Pettis is the only exclusion. Now he has his fourth attempt, a decade after the 1st one, and you know what? No one can promised it's the last.