VIDEO | Cody Garbrandt recalls hilarious backstage encounter with ‘dork’ Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz is set to defend his bantamweight title in the co-main event of UFC 207 against Cody Garbrandt at the year-end event taking place on December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There has been a lot of trash talk between Cruz and Garbrandt and the two surely can’t wait to step into the Octagon and take care of business.

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Leading up to the fight, Garbrandt appeared as a guest on Mark Bell’s PowerCast and chatted about the fight and recalled a funny backstage encounter with what he described as a very fearful Cruz.

“Right before my fight I went up to him and caught eyes and said, ‘Alright I’m gonna say something,'” Garbrandt said (at 38:30 of the video). “This dude has been talking shit, I’m gonna let him know.

“I walk up to him and he’s like, ‘What’s up buddy?’ like we were cool. And I was like, ‘Don’t what’s up buddy me you motherf***er. You wanna talk shit in the media and this and that? I should dump you on your head right now and slap the hell out of you and he was like literally, I could feel the fear off him. He was like looking around to see if security [was around]. I’m just like backing him up and Daniel Cormier was kind of right over here and Dominick’s voice squeaked out like, ‘F**k you’ [in a high pitch].

“In my mind, I was like, ‘What?’ And then I was like, ‘F**k me? F**k you, you dork!’ and that’s when Daniel broke it up.”

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