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Dominick Cruz: The game ‘has progressed’ past ‘uncoachable’ Urijah Faber

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Dominick Cruz stole the glasses of a nearby reporter, slipped them on and put on his best analyst voice.

The UFC bantamweight champion was asked to break down the current storyline between him, his next opponent Urijah Faber and the man he just beat for the belt, T.J. Dillasaw.

“Faber was too scared to face T.J. — plain and simple,” Cruz said, wearing his faux analyst spectacles at the EA Sports UFC launch party during UFC 196 fight week in Las Vegas. “And so [Cruz] came back, and being the Cruz he is, beats the guy that Faber was too scared to face. Now Faber has a whole lot to say about Dominick, but Dominick is just gonna wax that ass again.”

Cruz will defend the title against Faber in the co-main event of UFC 199 on June 4 in Los Angeles, it was announced at the recent “Unstoppable” press conference. There is no love lost between the two men. UFC president Dana White joked at the same party that the two have hated each other since birth.

Faber represents the only loss on Cruz’s record and that came all the way back in 2007. Cruz avenged the loss in 2011. The trilogy fight was supposed to happen a year later, but Cruz tore his ACL and ended up being out almost three years due to injuries.

“With Faber, it’s like, it’s bigger than me and it’s bigger than his goofy self,” Cruz said. “It’s more about the fans. I’ve had so many questions about that fight over the years even — ‘When are you gonna shut Faber up?'”

In the time Cruz was out, he was stripped of the belt and Renan Barao defeated Faber for the interim belt. Dillashaw, who was brought up by Faber and Team Alpha ….View full article

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