Urijah Faber, the California Kid
In this podcast, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz discusses his feud with Urijah Faber. Arguably the best MMA fighter in his division, Faber rivalled Cruz from the World Extreme Cagefighting ( WEC ) promotion, through the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“I press the reset button after everyone of my fights, and I just say “I’m going out to win something new”.” – Dominick Cruz, UFC champion
From Wrestling to Mixed Martial Arts
Dominick Cruz explains in this interview what led him to make his mixed martial arts debut in the Rage in the Cage organization, back in 2005 (RITC 67). The former WEC bantamweight champion tells how a wrestling student of his got him to try a MMA class. After that day, Cruz never looked back.
Motivation through MMA training routine
In the podcast, Dominick Cruz – former king of the UFC bantamweight roster – exposes his training preparation for a UFC fight. He reveals if the frustration coming from a loss gives him extra energy in his MMA training routine. He also discusses if he feeds off the stress generated by headlining a UFC fight card. Then, USA Today‘s 2010 Fighter of the Year confesses if he feels the pressure to establish the reputation of his weight class towards UFC fans and MMA analysts.
Fighting style vs MMA weight class
The Alliance MMA team member, Cruz, compares his experience inside the Octagon in different weight divisions. In the interview, he also divulges the process through which MMA fighters choose their weight class.
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Bantamweight division (06/19/15)
- Renan Barao
- Dominick Cruz
- Raphael Assuncao
- Urijah Faber
- Michael McDonald