UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt are just a short time away from settling their feud in the Octagon.
The two scrappers are set to fight in a five-round title fight in the co-main event of UFC 207 where Ronda Rousey makes her long-awaited return to challenge UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.
While Cruz and Garbrandt have had their fair share of trash talk and nearly got their fight off to an early start backstage at a UFC event, Cruz says that the way “No Love” is promoting their fight is almost childish.
“It’s like when you are a little kid and you literally repeat what the other person just said,” Cruz said to FloCombat. “At a certain point I thought he was making us both look dumb because he was so bad at speaking. I would say something and he would just start yelling loud noises at me because he didn’t want me to get my thought out.
“It actually reminds me of [Urijah] Faber because that was Faber’s tactic. Anytime we had a press conference or a media scrum where we were supposed to exchange points every time I would start talking he would just start screaming nonsense over the top so I couldn’t even say what I wanted to say.
“What you get is me trying to talk and these other people screaming absurd things over top of me and it kills the interview,” he added. “It’s a spineless, gutless and sad approach that’s very weak.”
Although the talking only gets each opponent so far, it is the actual fight in the Octagon where the two will let their actions speak for themselves.
“He’s not going to hit me or connect as much as I’m going to hit him and the point is to win this fight, Cruz said. “My finish will come when my hand is raised in the air and I walk out of the Octagon with my title yet again.”
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