Dominick Cruz Took Care of Urijah’s “Grandson” TJ; Now He’s Blessing Faber With Another Title Shot

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MMA H.E.A.T.’s Wade Eck caught up with UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz to get his thoughts on his UFC 199 title defense against Urijah Faber. Dominick talks about their first two fights, what will be different this time around, taking care of Urijah’s “grandson” TJ Dillashaw for him, blessing Faber with another title shot, why he thinks TJ Dillashaw and Duane Ludwig are horrible for each other, as well as how he gained a new perspective on various fighting styles being an analyst for FOX Sports.

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173 Comments on "Dominick Cruz Took Care of Urijah’s “Grandson” TJ; Now He’s Blessing Faber With Another Title Shot"

  1. i like Dom, im a fan since WEC, but cmon shut up! how he dares to downpplay Faber loses? saying he did not fought the best?

    WHen Cruz jump UP and dare to fight Jose ALdo, Frankie Edgar, Renan Barao

    Cruz hardest fights were Benavidez, DJ and TJ… Benavidez and DJ are flyweights… ALdo FW champion, Edgar lightweight champion

  2. i like Dom, im a fan since WEC, but cmon shut up! how he dares to downpplay Faber loses? saying he did not fought the best?

    WHen Cruz jump UP and dare to fight Jose ALdo, Frankie Edgar, Renan Barao

    Cruz hardest fights were Benavidez, DJ and TJ… Benavidez and DJ are flyweights… ALdo FW champion, Edgar lightweight champion

  3. I'll take issue with his philosophical point about happiness (since everyone else appears to agree with him). Happiness does not simply exist in a vacuum. You cannot merely decide to be happy without some form of external input. You can certainly alleviate stress and "let go" of anger through practices like meditation. But happiness – in its totality – requires the constituents of happiness. Now, those constituents will change, and they will be different for different people, but all individuals need some thing or things to build happiness. After all, happiness is not just a word, and it isn't even just a state of mind. A state of mind is built upon the edifice of various inputs into the mind. For lasting happiness, people need things like a belt, or a kid, or a relationship (with person or animal), or career. And they need abstract principles like goals and love. All abstract concepts like love and happiness and success are built from other things, and they do not exist in a void. Otherwise, they become mere words absent any content.

    You're welcome.

  4. This is how an interview should be done.
    Cruz you're an exceptional fighter, my favorite fighter.
    Not biased, but if you watch every fight of his, he stands out with his style and footwork. He's just so hard to copy or duplicate. TJ tried, had his ego stroked, and failed when the test came. If you look @ the stats of the fight, you'll notice TJ didn't touch him a lot, despite throwing more combos and punches.

    And now he's bitter, while his grandpa gets the title shot. Hahaha. Faber, you're a tool (if anyone has seen his past interviews).

  5. This is how an interview should be done.
    Cruz you're an exceptional fighter, my favorite fighter.
    Not biased, but if you watch every fight of his, he stands out with his style and footwork. He's just so hard to copy or duplicate. TJ tried, had his ego stroked, and failed when the test came. If you look @ the stats of the fight, you'll notice TJ didn't touch him a lot, despite throwing more combos and punches.

    And now he's bitter, while his grandpa gets the title shot. Hahaha. Faber, you're a tool (if anyone has seen his past interviews).

  6. Yea, whatever. Cruz is a boring, cowardly fighter who just backpedals and runs the whole fight and tries to land the occasional counterpunch or a takedown. You can't argue with the success he's had, but it's a pretty cheesy way to succeed. Fighters like Cruz would have tough time fighting in a boxing ring, where they could be more easily cornered.

  7. Yea, whatever. Cruz is a boring, cowardly fighter who just backpedals and runs the whole fight and tries to land the occasional counterpunch or a takedown. You can't argue with the success he's had, but it's a pretty cheesy way to succeed. Fighters like Cruz would have tough time fighting in a boxing ring, where they could be more easily cornered.

  8. Gotta love the guy, and I know what he´s talking about at 11:50 ; fighting doesn´t make you a man, shit like that makes you a man. When you´re on your own and there´s nobody there for you, you can either break or build yourself back up from scratch. And that´s what Dom did. Respect him even more as a man than as a fighter. Cruz is the smartest guy in UFC and close to the best pfp fighter.

  9. Gotta love the guy, and I know what he´s talking about at 11:50 ; fighting doesn´t make you a man, shit like that makes you a man. When you´re on your own and there´s nobody there for you, you can either break or build yourself back up from scratch. And that´s what Dom did. Respect him even more as a man than as a fighter. Cruz is the smartest guy in UFC and close to the best pfp fighter.

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