Joseph Benavidez - #1 contender of the decade

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  1. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    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.

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  2. Taric Gold Belt

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    Broseph Benavidez is the man.
     
  3. DS66 Brown Belt

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    His biggest accomplishment in life was landing Megan Olivi.
     
  4. Cpt Migraine Never out of likes..

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    If i were a judge i'd let him walk for the assasination of cruz and dj..

    In another dimension he's the champ champ with the hottest chick in the game..
     
  5. Espresso @Terrorist Rat Led BathtubBrothers #DefendorVacate

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    CANT BELIEVE THE JUDGES GAVE SERGIO THAT FUCKING FIGHT

    Benavidez only losses are to Goat Bantam Cruz, and Goat Fly DJ
     
  6. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    This is a sad sad POV...
     
  7. KingBeef Black Belt

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    You gotta throw Gus' name in that hat as well.
     
  8. ulysse Life is tough ; Life is good

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    Benavidez is super good, but he needs to win for the vacan belt, he is getting old and will be tough to cut weight !
    He is more a bantamweight isn't he ?
     
  9. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Gustafsson had his moments, but Benavidez' resume eats his alive.
     
  10. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    What? He's exactly the flyweight as flyweights should be.
    Alcantara's going to be bigger and more muscular than him
     
  11. Uber_Noober Silver Belt

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    I don't like his face
     
  12. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Do you like yours?
     
  13. Luvhawky Brown Belt

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    He is the Kenny Florian of the decade. Faber was a reasonable second place, and Yoel is making a run for last 5 years.
     
  14. Uber_Noober Silver Belt

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    Of course, you're following me around so you must like it too ladyboy
     
  15. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Faber was actually the best FW in history pre Aldo.

    Florian doesn't come close to Joe.

    Romero not only a creative cheater, but also a failed LHW
     
  16. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    What are you blabbering about, you poor little thing?
     
  17. Taric Gold Belt

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    Without question. Gus' best accomplishments were losing to Jones and beating an old Shogun.
     
  18. Rubberneck76 Alizée Belt Platinum Member

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    Joe is great!
     
  19. Luvhawky Brown Belt

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    Faber: Agreed, but that was before this decade. This decade he made a run at that ultimate number 1 contender.

    Florian: Agreed, but who was the guy ahead of him for that decade...wasn't comparing Joe to Kenny, but alluding to similarities.

    Romero: Kinda agree, but doesn't change those title fight counts.
     
  20. Liverkick-king56 Green Belt

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    Faber got destroyed by Brown before Aldo was in the picture
     

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