Dominick Cruz Criticizes TJ Dillashaw For His Handling Of UFC Brooklyn Loss

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UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw suffered a first round knockout loss to UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo in the main event of UFC Fight Night Brooklyn.

Dillashaw has been critical of the referee’s call to end the bout and the fight overall, which has raised the ire of former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz.

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“I look at this and say, is this how insignificantly stupid you are?” Cruz said on UFC Unfiltered (via MMA Fighting). “To think you complaining and whining about a stoppage is gonna change anything? You just sound like a moron. Like, nothing is gonna change. You might as well just accept what just happened to you and try to grab a hold of your balls instead of run from them and admit the loss. Because you just got knocked out by a [125er]. And you dropped down to a weight class that dried out your brain and you might not have been as durable as you are at 135.”

Cruz and Dillashaw have faced off in the Octagon before, with Cruz picking up the win at UFC Fight Night 81.

The former bantamweight champion is also critical of Dillashaw for dropping to flyweight in the first place.

“There’s a reason why I never cut down to 125 and it’s not because I couldn’t make it,” Cruz said. “It’s because I knew at that level your brain, with the weight that I cut, it’s dried out and you’re not as durable. A huge part of cutting weight and fighting and coming back from the weight cut is how you do the cut. And the reason why that’s important is it helps your durability. And you have to be durable in these fights, because no matter who you are, you’re getting punched. Everybody gets punched. It’s just a matter of if it puts your lights out or not. Now, that’s what he’s saying. ‘Well, he didn’t put my lights out, it should have never have been stopped.’ OK, but did it get stopped? Yes. Why? Because the ref thought he had to save your life. You got kicked in the face, you got an overhand right and you were getting pounded from the top position. The guy was just trying to keep your safe, T.J. So, in the end, maybe don’t put yourself in that position by cutting so much weight.”

Cejudo has called for a rematch against Dillashaw, but wants it to be for the UFC Bantamweight Title this time around.

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