Cody Garbrandt details intense run-in with Dominick Cruz post-UFC 199

By bjpenndotcom - June 11, 2016

At UFC 199, Dominick Cruz defeated bitter rival Urijah Faber via unanimous decision, dominating the fight from start to finish as he knocked Faber down several times, and secured several takedowns over the course of the fight.

Dominick Cruz

Following the fight, Team Alpha Male fighter Cody Garbrandt ran into Cruz backstage, which resulted in a rather heated exchange according to Garbrandt. He recounted the incident on Stud Radio Show.

MMAFighting has the quotes:

“Yeah, [he, Cruz, popped out of the tent] with this dumbass look on his face,” Garbrandt said. “I was sitting there, walked out of Faber’s tent, talked to him, kind of taking it all in. He [Cruz] popped out of his tent and kind of made eye contact with me, made this face like, ‘Yeah, motherfuc*er, what?'”

“I was sitting there, and he [Cruz] wouldn’t turn away, so I was like ‘Alright, what’s up? It’s cool. Keep my belt polished up for me.’ And he grabbed his belt off his dude and put it over his shoulder like, ‘You better get in line.’

“I was like, ‘There ain’t no line right now. I’ll run up on you and smack you right in your face.'”

“And he started talking sh*t about tattoos, and that’s when I got kind of pissed off,” Garbrandt said. “He was saying some stupid, dorky-ass sh*t. He’s got that tribal tat, but he’s talking sh*t about tattoos. I was like, ‘That’s cool, man, what are we, teenagers?’

“So I was just like, ‘Fu*k it, man. I ain’t about talking. I’ll just run up and smack you. Fu*k the line. Wait in line? I’ll jump the line.’ Then his cornermen were right there, like, ‘Get the fu*k out of here,’ and I was like, ‘Fu*k this dude.’ He wants to look at me, grab his belt and turn toward me, yeah, keep it polished for me, because I’m coming, motherfu*ker. That was that.”


Dominick Cruz