While many wanted to see Cruz have a rematch with TJ Dillashaw given that their fight was called a split decision, the UFC cashed in on the hype of a trilogy bout between Cruz and Faber and booked the two to fight in the co-main event of UFC 199 on June 4th.
Cruz spoke at the EA Sports UFC launch party to discuss Faber, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Cruz took the opportunity to take a verbal jab at Faber.
MMAFighting has the transcription:
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“I don’t think he’s regressed. I don’t. I don’t think he’s gotten worse. I think that he’s the stayed the same and the game has progressed. That’s the difference. I think Faber is uncoachable. I think that anytime somebody goes in there to coach him, he ends up kicking them out, because he has to be the alpha. I think that’s been the downfall of his career.”