Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is going after his old rival and his team once again. The current UFC on FOX analyst recently commented on the back and forth between Urijah Faber and former coach Duane Ludwig, saying that Faber’s saying things about him because he’s jealous.
Cruz talked to MMAFighting and went on about Faber doing the same thing to him back in the day. He said Faber does this whenever he feels ‘uncomfortable’ with someone.
Here’s some of what he said:
“So what’s Faber gotta do? Naturally, he’s gotta trash Duane Ludwig. Has to. When we look all the way back to when I fought Faber, it’s the exact same situation in my opinion that he’s doing to Ludwig. It’s like a smear campaign that Faber does when he starts feeling uncomfortable with somebody. He uses his fanbase and his platform to bash somebody when they’re doing something well. That’s what he did to me.”
Cruz also took a shot at all of Team Alpha Male, calling them ‘boneheads’ and saying they’re just a bunch of guys trying to be famous.
“Look how Ludwig went to Alpha Male and rode their coattails, too. It’s just a bunch of guys trying to be famous and they’re all just a bunch of boneheads stacked into one gym, so it causes a bunch of drama.”
Cruz is set to face off with TAM fighter and current UFC bantamweight fighter TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 81 on Jan. 17.