While many fighters have already competed on the streaming service, it isn’t something that Benavidez is very happy about.
“No other person, in any division, with a No. 1 ranking and six wins in a row, would be buried on Fight Pass,” Benavidez said to ESPN. “What other theory is there to have besides they are snubbing [the flyweight division] or it’s something personal towards me?”
Benavidez cannot seem to wrap his mind around being a #1 ranked flyweight and fighting on UFC Fight Pass.
”You want to be respected by your bosses and peers. I’ve gone through a lot to get here. I’m doing my job. And that No. 1 ranking next to my name says I’m doing my job better than a good percentage of everyone else. It just doesn’t make sense,” says Benavidez.
UFC 225 takes place on Saturday, June 9 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.