Archive: Dominick Cruz

Nov 22, 2013 7:33 am

Dominick Cruz Responds To Tito Ortiz Twitter Spat

We failed to cover the latest in Tito Ortiz tweets when he called out UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. Mostly because we can’t cover all the crazy that is Tito all the time. However, now that the ‘Dominator’ has addressed it publicly we will catch you guys up. It all started with an interview the...

Nov 21, 2013 11:17 am

Champ Cruz ‘Fed up’ With Questions About His Cage Absence

“I’m just fed up with the questions about the time off, because it’s like, at what point do you think about what I did before I got hurt? What did I do before I got hurt? Nobody talks about that. I went on a how many fight winning streak? I cleaned out the division, and...

Nov 4, 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...

Nov 4, 2013 10:32 am

Renan Barao Looking Forward To Unification Bout With Cruz

“We’re finally getting in there to do the fight that everybody wants to see and find out who’s the real champion. I always wanted it and rooted for his (Cruz’s) recovery. I feel I’m the champion. Being in there and doing my work, I’m a champion already. He’s also the champion, but I am too....

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Sep 24, 2013 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz: ‘I know I can beat Renan Barao’

“I’m a mixed martial artist. I can fight with him anywhere. I look at it as a chess match, literally. Renan Barao plays chess when he’s in there. I play chess when I’m there. The most impressive part about Barao is the way that he mixes things up. He’s constantly shooting, kneeing up the middle,...

Sep 24, 2013 5:16 am

Renan Barao Moves Up In Pound-For-Pound Rankings

Last Saturday night, Renan Barao made quick work of elite challenger Eddie Wineland after he knocked him out with a highlight-reel spinning back kick in the second round. Barao has now defended the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship twice, defeating the likes of Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald in the process. The fans have not been...

Aug 10, 2013 12:20 pm

VIDEO: Dominick Cruz Believes He Deserves Title Shot Upon Return

“It’s very important I don’t overstep my boundaries with those eight weeks,” Cruz said on Inside MMA. “I’m only looking eight weeks ahead. I’m not looking seven months ahead. I have to be real with myself. I have to be real with everybody. I can’t come back too soon. I’ve already had double-ACL surgery. This...

Aug 7, 2013 6:47 am

Barao: Cruz plans to fight in February of 2014

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been on the sidelines since late 2011, due to back-to-back ACL surgeries. During Cruz’s absence, the UFC crowned an interim bantamweight champion by the name of Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC). Cruz recently travelled to Brazil to attend UFC 163 this past Saturday, where he...

Jul 22, 2013 9:47 am

Interim Champ Barao Says He Is The True Champ, Not Cruz

When Renan Barao faced off and defeated Urijah Faber at UFC 149 he was crowned the UFC’s interim bantamweight champion in the absence of the injured Dominick Cruz. He has since had one successful title defense against Michael McDonald in the year he has held the interim title and apparently that’s enough for the Brazilian place...

Jun 24, 2013 9:37 am

Dominick Cruz: Faber Nothing More Than A Contender

“I’m one of two people to ever keep Faber from becoming a UFC champion. He will forever be known as the former WEC champion. He will always be a number one contender and never anything more.” Absentee UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, has apparently not let go of his longtime feud with Urijah Faber. In...

Jun 14, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Interim-Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Says He’s Ready to Fight

The UFC’s bantamweight division hasn’t had a legitimate champion at the head of its division since 2011 when Dominick Cruz last fought and defended his title against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. With Cruz’s return left without an official timeline, the UFC filled his spot temporarily. In his spot, the UFC crowned Renan Barao the...

Jun 13, 2013 8:56 am

Faber: Old Man Cruz Could Learn How To Finish Fights From Yuri

“I’ve got mixed feelings. It’s huge to be on the new channel for the first fight, but the opponent is someone nobody really knows about. I don’t choose my fights. If someone asks me to fight in the Octagon, I have a hard time turning down fights. “Who am I to say he doesn’t deserve...

Dec 4, 2012 6:37 am

Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar in the works for UFC 157 in Anaheim | UFC News

A bantamweight bout between former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Ivan Menjivar (25-9 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is being targeted for UFC 157 in February. Faber returns to the octagon for the first time since losing an interim UFC bantamweight championship match to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in July. Prior...

Nov 26, 2012 9:53 am

Urijah Faber vs Vaughan Lee added to UFC 156 | UFC News

  A bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Vaughan Lee (12-8-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been added to UFC 156 on Superbowl weekend. Faber returns to the octagon for the first time since losing an interim UFC bantamweight championship match to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in July. Prior to the fight...

Jun 28, 2012 11:49 am

Faber Thinks He's Faced Tougher Guys Than Barao | UFC NEWS

Urijah Faber (26-5) recently spoke to Inside MMA about his upcoming interim bantamweight title fight with Renan Barao (28-1, 1 NC). The two will fight in the main event of UFC 149 to determine who gets the next shot at the undisputed title when the winner goes on to face Dominick Cruz once the champ...

Jun 12, 2012 12:37 pm

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen Weigh-Ins Venue Set For Mandalay Bay | UFC NEWS

The weigh-ins for the most highly anticipated fight of the year have been scheduled for July 6th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The weigh-in will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo that will take place July 6-7 at the same venue. In the main event for UFC 148, Anderson Silva will take on Chael...

Apr 12, 2012 12:45 pm

Friday's Ultimate Fighter Live On FX | Proctor vs. Tickle Preview

By Evan Stoumbelis: This Friday on the Ultimate Fighter, Chicago native Chris “Bad Boy” Tickle is set to represent Team Cruz against Joe Proctor of Team Faber. Chris Tickle holds a 7-4 record and has quickly become one of the more recognizable cast members, with his “Bad Boy” attitude and somewhat loudmouth style. Joe Proctor...