He also seemed to have a seriously jacked up eye in the second and third round. For a guy with his kick based striking (or any striker, really), losing visibility in one eye is fucking death.
I don't know how bad his eye actually was, but I can't imagine it helped. And Masvidal is a tough fight for anyone in the division, even if both your eyes are working.
I think Cruikshank is a good fighter who's only getting better. I think he'll eventually end up in the top ten, but I don't think he'll get to the belt.
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