At UFC 156, Joseph Benavidez and Ian McCall went to war in the first bout of the PPV main card.
The two are friends outside of the cage and Benavidez decided to send some poetry to raise the spirits of McCall, who is dealing with personal times.
Thanks to our friends at MMAElite.net for sharing the video.
blood & sweat, sometimes tears
battered hands, countless fears
highest highs, lowest lows
shattered dreams, the hurt just grows
your smile shields the pain you hide
all the while your dead inside
your faith is absent, your will gives out
now clear your mind, erase the doubt
everything that you have gave
to feel self worth that’s all you crave
the world stage, this is your role
you break your heart, you sell your soul
stay the course, endure the pain
you were born to entertain…
- Joseph Benavidez