UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz's win over Urijah Faber now puts him at 5-0 in the UFC and on 13-match win streak, so finding an opponent for him that could provide a challenge may take some time. Cruz may already have someone in mind.
Speaking to MMAjunkie, Cruz said that he is open to fighting Cody Garbrandt, who also is undefeated in the UFC. Cruz also had some words for Garbrandt, mainly about his appearance.
“I like Garbrandt because one, he’s Team Alpha-Fail, and two, he runs his mouth, he’s an emotional guy, he’s got a goofy part in his hair and a ton of tattoos so he thinks he’s tough,” Cruz said. “All of those things together make for an interesting fight."
But the trash talk didn't end there. He continued his verbal onslaught by saying that Garbrandt leeched off of teammate Urijah Faber's fan base in order to get him more popular. Cruz admitted that he seen a lot of requests on social media for a Cruz-Garbrandt fight.
"The fans get behind Cody,"Cruz said. "I’ve gotten a lot of tweets about him, he’s got a lot of fans because he’s been riding the coattails of Urijah Faber for a while now, so what he does is he goes, ‘Hey Faber, let me train under you, I’ll get all your fans and you can just send your fans over to me and I’ll just rep the name and let you pimp me out with Torque, and I’ll let you manage me and in this I’ll get all your fans.’ He’s got the Faber fan base, he’s got his own fan base, he’s got his emotions, he’s got his whining and crying and talking about knocking people out. Between all that, I think he can make a pretty good run at running his mouth at me.”
Faber actively campaigned to get Garbrandt a shot at Cruz after his loss to the bantamweight champ, which set Cruz off. Currently, Cruz doesn't have his next opponent set.
You can read the full interview, courtesy of MMAjunkie, on this link.