“I was doing what I do best, which is moving around and pressuring my opponent. My coaches were very happy. I didn’t get injured. It was in my hometown and I was just happy to go out there and perform…I was in my groove. I saw that he wasn’t fighting the takedowns that hard and I thought, you know, I’ll just keep going that way and set something up and, eventually, I can come up with the finish. I just keep on fighting. If the submission gets there then I’m going to take it. I’m just grateful I came up with the finish.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) “I just consider myself as a hard worker and a student who is learning martial arts every single day. The main goal is to be the best in the world and a complete fighter and I’m just working toward that.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports) “The relationship (with coach Matt Hume) hasn’t changed at all. He still looks at me as a student and I’m still trying to learn martial arts. Even today in sparring, he’s still yelling at me (laughs), telling me what to do in sparring. The relationship has stayed the same. It’s still about working hard every day and that’s what he expects from me. It’s just a great combination. He understands me and he’s given me a great outlook on fighting. He’s the yin to my yang (laughs).” (PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) “We all have good fundamentals. We all keep our hands up, we all have good footwork, we all know how to stay in our distance range, we all have good clinches. Some gyms, they all have a good guillotine or good at scrambling. With this gym, we all have a great base and that comes from the fact that everyone who trains at AMC started here. Anyone who fights out of AMC has been bred and raised there.” (PHOTO CREDIT: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports) “The one thing about fighting in my hometown, it was the first time I had fought in the Pacific Northwest as a flyweight. It was a little different, but I think it worked to my benefit. I felt really strong. Just being at home doesn’t mean I had to fight any harder, but having those fans were awesome. For me, if I was fighting in a backyard, I would probably have fought just as hard.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) “I see a little difference. I think it’s because of Duane Ludwig and I think it’s Joseph being comfortable and getting back to the way he’s fought. I think he’s had some great fights in the last few fights he’s fought. We’re just training to beat the best Joseph. I know he’s training his butt off and I’m training my butt off. I know we’ve both improved. It’s only been a year since we fought, so it hasn’t been a long time. I would say my last two fights, I fought tougher opponents who are strikers. I’ve gotten hurt in those fights, overcame it, came back and won. His last two fights weren’t really hard fights. He pretty much had his way with them. Ian McCall was a tough fight. I’m used to pushing myself and making adjustments in my fights to overcome, and I don’t really see him doing that in his fights, but Joseph Benavidez is a great fighter and we’ll see what happens.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) may be the #1 flyweight in Mixed Martial Arts but even “Mighty Mouse” would admit he still has room for improvement. In hopes of maximizing his potential, Johnson has put in countless hours at AMC Pankration and expects to show off the fruits of his labor tonight at when he faces UFC on FOX 9 Joseph Benavidez (19-3) in the evening’s headlining effort. The 27-year old title-holder recently spoke to the UFC.com about his second scrap with Benavidez, expressing confidence in his ability to come out on top again based on hard work, overcoming adversity, and much more.