Benavidez wants to be the breakout star at WEC 40

"I'm ready to take it to the next level. The only reason I haven't is because I haven't had an opponent I could do that against, but with Curran, I can. I'm ready to show that I'm the cream of the crop in my weight class."

-- Joe Benavidez, who will fight Jeff Curran at Sunday's WEC 40 in Chicago