Ludwig predicts Dillashaw KO’s Cruz in the 2nd

By bjpenndotcom - January 12, 2016

We are now less than a week away from TJ Dillashaw’s title defense against Dominick Cruz on Sunday night in Boston.

Ahead of the bout we’ve seen the two men exchange words in interviews, with Cruz getting the better of the verbal exchanges by a large margin.

As if the war of the words between the two men fighting wasn’t enough, Dillashaw’s coach Duane Ludwig explained recently that Cruz is more of an entertainer rather than a martial artist.

Now, Ludwig is predicting that his pupil will KO Cruz in the 2nd round of their fight.

Here’s what he had to say about Cruz:

“He just moves and doesn’t get hit, which is nice. He gets guys out of position so they can’t really follow up. But that’s just because people aren’t bringing their feet with them while they strike, something T.J. is very good at. So I don’t see [Cruz] as too much of a threat. We do have to respect him, but I feel T.J. is going to finish him in the second round.”

“Obviously, fighting for the title and defending the title are always the biggest fights one can have in their career,” said Ludwig. “I don’t feel [Cruz] is as much of a threat as Renan Barao was. It’s still a huge fight, obviously. I have a ton of respect for Cruz. He never lost the belt. He’s back to the top now after some injuries. I respect his commitment to the sport in his career.”

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