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Faber to Cruz | You’re Welcome For Letting You Live


“I mean, come on. Let’s be serious here. I don’t understand the way he’s fighting, so I’m frustrated and I’m saying bad stuff about it? The guy’s a good fighter. He’s good at what he does which is: scoring some points. He’s not dangerous. He’s not scary. I knocked him down three different times in three different rounds. He had 11 takedown attempts and basically got one and a half and that’s about it. So, if the guy thinks I don’t know how to beat him…I already did beat him! He’s alive right now because there’s rules in MMA and I had to release his neck and let him breathe! You’re welcome, Dominick Cruz, for giving you life and letting you live! Next time, I’m gonna do the same thing. I’m gonna let you live, but it’s gonna be painful. That’s what fighting’s about, right? And that’s how I approach the fight. Let’s finish this fight! And he’s doing ‘point fighting.’ This isn’t a karate tournament. I mean, do you wanna take hits to the head away next?”

If you missed last night’s Inside MMA on HDNet it was an interesting show to say the least. On the panel was a trio of fighters that included KJ Noons, Ronda Rousey and Urijah Faber. On a previous episode the same show they had Dominick Cruz, Miesha Tate and Josh Thomson on their panel.

With the six-fighters all being on the show during different episodes the hosts had plenty of ammunition to encourage debate from the second panel. This is where this quote from Urijah Faber kicks in.

While Dominick Cruz was a guest on the panel he stated that Faber does not know how to beat his style. If you missed the quote you can find it HERE.

Faber didn’t take to kindly to the remark and as such offered up the commentary we featured at the front of this entry.

The two bantamweight fighters are slated to start taping the Ultimate Fighter Live on FX next week and will compete in a rubber match later this year. But which one can back up their words?

Read More: Urijah Faber (News), Dominick Cruz (News), The Ultimate Fighter

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35 Comments to Faber to Cruz | You’re Welcome For Letting You Live

  1. Steven says:

    Haha Alpha Male!!! Haha the new champ for sure. Im tired of Cruz and his point scoring

  2. Justen says:

    Cruz is already in his head. I think He’s gunna out point him again. Faber’s right about him fighting for points. I don’t think we’ve ever seen Cruz finish anyone, but he should def be able to get the dec again.

  3. Brad says:

    Not a Faber fan at all. I can’t wait for someone to shut this chump’s mouth.

  4. dave says:

    the guy’s delusional !

  5. Zack says:

    Dont really like faber but Cruz is gay as hell. Mini Gsp and Frankie edgar combined.

  6. drew says:

    cruz=bitch

  7. cjr says:

    Cruz is a pussy, kills me ppl ripped condit for counterstrikeing diaz, then this pussy jus runs away for 5 rds an scores a couple take downs, “the dominator” bahahahaha he doesn’t dominate shit he runs like a pussy, cruz is a disgrace to mma

  8. cjr says:

    Not sure how he’s delusional bud he easily choked out cruz within a minute the first time, then cruz ran away for the whole fight the second time lol

  9. chris says:

    Not a Cruz fan, but sure as hell not a Faber fan either.

  10. John M says:

    Faber my fucking man can’t wait till you kill that cunt Cruz!

  11. jason says:

    faber (along with all the other alpha male guys) is such a d-bag.
    i don’t understand how this guy has fans. i’ve taken shits that are bigger than this guy, yet he runs his mouth non-stop and is always trying to act all tough. just get in there and fight. if you win, great…if you don’t, then shut the fuck up.

    at least cruz isn’t a boring LnP’er. he dominates everybody he fights with his amazing speed and crazy combinations of striking and takedowns. he makes his opponents look silly and completely outclassed. there aren’t many guys other than anderson silva that can do that.

  12. MMAnalyst says:

    “He’s alive right now because there’s rules in MMA and I had to release his neck and let him breathe!”

    You mean the same rules that kept him from clawing your eyes out, or punching you in the groin, or biting you?

  13. jonsey says:

    i hate 135 and cruz boring style so i dont watch or follow it..i try ignore…but am i wrong or did cruz just last fight faber an win…now he is getting another shot?? the 135 must really be dry for talent

  14. SallyDavis says:

    Don’t worry you won’t have to worry about Cruz being champ for long because Renao Barao is gonna take it away from him soon enough

  15. vic the brick says:

    Faber over Cruz.. At least Faber knows how to finish fights

  16. Nick says:

    I want Faber to win. He likes to finish fights. That’s what I want to see.

  17. G says:

    Faber will win, again. I hate rematches, but I’m glad we’ll have the true champion this time.

  18. The_Gooch1 says:

    “And the winner by head movement and fast footwork, Dominic Cruuuuuzzzz”!!!

  19. The_Gooch1 says:

    And the winner by way of head movement and fast foot work, DOMINIC CRUUUUUUZZZZ!!!!

  20. Dick Diaz says:

    dominick cruz is worse than GSP and honestly deserves the flack that gsp gets for not finishing…

  21. real life haha says:

    Everytime I hear faber talk I wish aldo killed him in their fight fuck the cali kid dominik for the win!

  22. david says:

    i don’t like to watch these little guys fight anyway, my twin 4 year olds fight better than them!! i wish they would do away with 145 all together!!

    • Sweet game plan says:

      Faber knows how to finish fights !!! Lol.. Faber can’t even get the win more less finish the fight.. Oh I’m sorry you mean’t faber gets finish in fights…My Bad!!

    • Sweet game plan says:

      Wow , David your right…..too bad their 135ers and your twins are 5 year olds..DIPSHIT !!!!!!

  23. Thurgood Jenkins says:

    On the one hand, I like how he addressed “point fighting.” Even the fighters seem to realize the problem with it. On the other hand, I hate Urijah Faber. I could care less if it is Cruz or someone else, but please someone punch him hard enough to cave in the rest of his chin.

  24. KJG says:

    cruz started the entire beef because in faber vs cruz #1 back in the WEC, the promotion didnt put cruz’s face on the flyer so he blamed faber and started signing his autographs over Fabers head? sounds like a crybaby with flapping pussy lips to me. Like Faber had ANY control over what the organization did as per promotions. I can see some valid reason for being a hater but thats the lamest shit ive ever heard. Shoulda been humble to even have a title shot as your WEC Debut and not given a shit instead of being a baby about it. Now we are stuck watching dominic’s cobra kai point scoring style of fighting. Faber should learn the crane kick from steven segal and KTFO the dominator. NO CAN DEFEND!

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