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UFC Quick Quote: Joseph Benavidez says Henry Cejudo got a little ‘picky’ in fight negotiations

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The Team Alpha Male-trained product was willing, but Cejudo didn’t have the time.
“I’m not upset that he said he didn’t want to fight me. It’s the fact he said he wanted to fight me, and then when the opportunity came up, he didn’t want to. I say ‘Sept. 5,’ and he says ‘not at that point.’ So if you say you want to fight somebody, you don’t pick the date, too. You say you want to fight someone, you don’t say, ‘Oh, I didn’t mean that day,’ so then it’s like, ‘I’ll fight him Oct. 3.’ And we waited awhile, and then he said ‘I’m not going to be ready for that one, either.”

— There have been grumblings over recent months concerning a potential clash of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight standouts and Mexican-American wrestlers Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo. However, that didn’t happen as the pair were booked for bouts at UFC 192 and UFC Fight Night 78, respectively; however, “Joe-Jitsu” recently cleared the air on what happened during negotiations and whether or not he was upset at not getting a crack at the Olympic gold medalist (via MMAFighting). Benavidez — a winner of four straight — ….View original article