John Bartolo Show - Joe Benavidez

Short Summary:

In this episode, John interviews Joe Benavidez, an American mixed martial artist who is the #1 contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Joe’s coaches join him and John Bartolo to discuss his training, mindset and the road to Fight Island. Also, they highlight identity even amidst loss, marketing, the future after fights and more.

 

Long Summary:

 In this episode, John interviews Joe Benavidez, an American mixed martial artist who is the #1 contender in Ultimate Fighting Championship. Joe’s coaches join him and John Bartolo to discuss his training, mindset and the road to Fight Island. Also, they highlight identity even amidst loss, marketing, the future after fights and more.

Benavidez is scheduled to headline the UFC’s fight card on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, July 18. Pending negative COVID-19 tests, it will be a rematch for the vacant UFC flyweight title. The title is vacant because opponent Figueiredo missed weight for the first fight and then knocked Benavidez out in the second round. However, there was controversy about the fight’s finish. You can live stream all of FIght Islands matches from ESPN+.

 

 Timestamps:

 0:21 — John thanks sponsors.

0:40 — John introduces Joe.

2:00 — John talks about the human connection during fights.

3:53 — John talks about Fight Island.

6:25 — John and Joe talk about focus and discipline.

7:06 — Joe shares his mindset on deserving to win.

10:44 — Joe shares what the championship means to him.

27:00 —  John talks about experiences with coaches and how they responded.

33:20 — John talks about decluttering and eliminating the BS.

41:00 — John and Joe talk about the marketing machine around your fighting.

46:53 — Joe asks John about what he has left to do.

49:14 — Joe shares how people can be in contact and shares how you can watch the fight.

 

Key Quotes:

“I never deserve anything. I have to earn it.” -Joe Benavidez

 

“The ideal of a title and a belt has changed so many times in my life.” -Joe Benavidez

 

“[Winning] doesn’t define me personally but it does define me professionally.” – Joe Benavidez

 

“Win or lose, you’ll never forget who’s in the ring with you.” -John Bartolo

 

“You’ve got to be yourself or nothing else matters.” -Joe Benavidez

 

“It’s about building your brand and your business around you and parlaying it. You don’t want to be a guy just selling t shirts.” -John Bartolo

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