UFC colour commentators Daniel Cormier and Dominick Cruz had a short, shallow spat throughout UFC 269’s combat week final December. All of it stemmed from Cruz’s criticisms of Cormier’s work.
“In terms of DC, I often mute it. I really like DC, he’s my pal,” Cruz said during media day. “However to me, in my expertise, he doesn’t do the homework. He needs to get out and in, get the job executed, make his cash. And I feel he cares about us (fighters), nevertheless it’s simply completely different. He doesn’t do the preparation from my expertise.
“Now, I’m hoping he watches some movie, this time, on me, in order that he is aware of what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. However I’m not gonna maintain my breath on that, that’s for certain.”
Cormier instantly confronted Cruz shortly after the feedback had been made, and the 2 appeared to have cleared the air. However, “The Dominator” apparently nonetheless doesn’t suppose DC does his homework.
“Doubt it. Uncertain. However once more, I’ve realized to let go of management, DC’s gonna do DC,” Cruz mentioned through the UFC San Diego pre-fight scrum on Wednesday.
“I name him the golden fluffer. He’s like no matter you wanna hear, he’ll say it. And he’ll make you’re keen on him. That’s his reward. The reward of gab.”
Cormier has since responded, saying Cruz’s direct quotes had been twisted by the media.
I simply want everybody would simply cease twisting Dominic phrases man. It’s irritating, we’re associates I do know you heard him inform me he loves me yesterday on the finish of our interview. Nobody may pretend that pic.twitter.com/yYUUBI4gym
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) August 11, 2022
Cruz will headline the aforementioned occasion towards Marlon Vera this Saturday.