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Monday, 11/04/2013, 10:38 am

‘Cage Rust’ Not A Concern For Dominick Cruz

“I feel that cage rust is something that’s brought up to give odds makers something to bet on. I think you can work it completely out of your system as long as you’re in training camp and training correctly. The biggest part about ring rust is the mental part. I think a lot of that comes from not being able to control your adrenaline, not being able to understand where you are at, not being able to relax at the right times in the fight when you need to, and you can figure all of that out, not only mentally by training your mind, but in camp you put yourself in those predicaments and rough situations. You fight out of them and that’s how you prepare for ring rust. It won’t be an issue and I will be ready on the night of the fight.”

UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, has not seen action since 2011. He has been sidelined rehabbing multiple injuries and his title put on hold.

The saving grace for the bantamweights has been Renan Barao’s interim title reign but that’s about to come to an end.

The two champs will face off in a unification bout at UFC 169 to decide once and for all who the best really is.

In this interview with Inside MMA, Dominick Cruz assures fans and analysts that ring rust will not be a factor in their pending bout.

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One Comment to ‘Cage Rust’ Not A Concern For Dominick Cruz

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    You’d lose with or without rust, so you’re right it is irrelevant. Barao the TRUE 135lb king!

  2. Drew says:

    Im not calling a certain outcome but i see barao taking this

  3. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Yeah I’m with you guys on this. Barao is the true champ.
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    I also agree with Cruz’s opinion about cage rust. Sometimes a year off is a blessing. A lot of times the fighter comes back better than ever.

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