UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is fresh off a win over Team Alpha Male boss Urijah Faber, and could be looking to fight Faber’s protege, Cody Garbrandt.
Garbrandt, who could potentially earn himself a title shot by defeating Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 202, has continued to call Cruz out in numerous interviews in an attempt to bait the champ into a fight.
During a recent interview with MMAJunkie, Cruz put Garbrandt on verbal blast saying:
“I like Garbrandt because one, he’s Team Alpha-Fail, and two, he runs his mouth, he’s an emotional guy, he’s got a goofy part in his hair and a ton of tattoos so he thinks he’s tough. All of those things together make for an interesting fight. The fans get behind Cody. I’ve gotten a lot of tweets about him, he’s got a lot of fans because he’s been riding the coattails of Urijah Faber for a while now, so what he does is he goes, ‘Hey Faber, let me train under you, I’ll get all your fans and you can just send your fans over to me and I’ll just rep the name and let you pimp me out with Torque, and I’ll let you manage me and in this I’ll get all your fans.’
“I think people want to see it because he’s knocking people out, and I’ll give him that,” Cruz said. “But the good thing for me about that matchup is he’s had a lot of concussions, he knows it. He had to pull himself out (of fights). I could just add to the list of concussions he’s had and it would be a great night for me I think.”