Anybody become a bigger fan of Cruz after the loss?

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  1. KenstaBoy

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    I watched his post fight press interview a couple of times and the way he handled himself, didn't make excuses, was completely honest and poised made me have an entirely new respect for him. I always thought he was a good fighter, but he definitely exemplifies the heart of a true champ. I'm hoping Dominick gets back on top again. Cody shut up the nay sayers, including me. Tough kid, that one.

    Anybody else feel the same after Cruz's loss?
     
  2. TheRuthlessOne

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    Nah.

    He is still a cocky guy. Kinda glad he got taken off his high horse
     
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  3. Crushasaurus

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    I can't say that it made me a bigger fan (as I was already a pretty big fan) but his post fight presser was certainly impressive. After some of my favorite fighters have lost I've experience 1-2 day long periods of disappointment but I don't feel that way about Cruz. I feel confident that he will be back and put on some exciting fights.
     
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  4. trblesome1

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    No

    He tries to give himself way too much credit these days for his intelligence and speaking ability which makes me want to see him lose. He can have a career in broadcasting soon but I think his fight against TJ and Cody just showed these top young guys are just moving at a different speed than he is
     
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  5. Cold Front

    Cold Front Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I admire how he never gave up. It must be hard for someone accustomed to always winning to get his brains beat in for four rounds and still come out swinging and charging in the fifth.
     
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    Maybe TJ would move faster if he wasn't always eating sour grapes?

    cruz - miQ.jpg
     
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    Cruz' charisma & resolve has
    always been on point. I've always
    respected him more for that than
    his point fighting style.

    I'd rather see some new blood in
    the division though. I'm over 5 rd
    decisions for a while...

    That flying knee in the 5th was like
    boss level in a video game. Started
    going for broke & emptying out the tool box.

    It was the only Cruz fight I ever felt
    entertained during.
     
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  8. Davem10

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    What excuses could he have made ?

    He said multiple times this before the fight that this was the first fight injury free in many many years and he is finally back to peak health

    He also said Cody is a dumb meat head who isnt smart enough to beat him

    He said he is too intelligent to lose to a fight from Alpha Fail who are just a bunch of dumb jocks

    .......... Then proceeds to get absolutely dominated

    What exactly can he come out and be at the press conference apart from humble after being totally humiliated like that

    The way he was at the press conference was the only possible way he could play it "oooooo im taking my loss like a man" ......yeah because you cant say anything else after getting your arse whooped and embarrassed !
     
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  9. trblesome1

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    TJ just didn't fight a smart fight, I thought he clearly had better wrestling than Dom why not use it. He showed last night against Linekar some of the most impressive and fastest shots I have ever seen in MMA, expect him to not let another guy with less talent beat him again
     
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    It made me like more.

    He looked like Conor after the fight. Did take the loss very well. I'm sure he will comeback, but I think he needs to fight him again while he is still at his best.

    The other dude is going to get better, Dominick not so much.
     
  11. Crushasaurus

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    Tell me you had such venomous words for the Optometrist Mike Perry who got schooled by the male model.
     
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    Haven't watched, but his response didnt surprise me. Nothing humbles a man like a good beating
     
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  13. Crushasaurus

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    Dom took TJ down multiple times.
     
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    My words are factual ! No venom

    I dont know anything about perry and didnt see the jouban fight

    I really disliked the way Domonic carries himself though thinking he is better than everyone, acting like some hyper intelligent being and saying there is no way Cody can beat him because hes too dumb to do so. You have to rub it in the guys smug face when he gets totally dominated by said fighter
     
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    He made no excuses and praised the new champ's performance. Pure class...and the biggest pay day of his fuck'n life, so he'll be OK>
     
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    I am aware, that is why I say TJ didn't fight smart

    He let himself get off balance with his striking and Dom took advantage. He was never able to do anything more than take him down with TJ popping right back up but it was just enough to win those close rounds.
     
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    jealousy does not look good on you, now a purple dress and some scotch tape and you are in like flynn
     
  18. Seven30

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    You ever see Ronda post fight after a loss? Paul Daley? Well, he could've done THAT.
     
  19. Bendo MMA Hero

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    Nope, he was as smug as ever at the post fight presser. Glad he got embarrassed.

    I'm sure he'll be back.
     
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  20. Crushasaurus

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    That's too bad then. If you have this much schadenfreude for Dom you would have been positively orgasmic watching Mike Perry get dropped on his ass multiple times after all the shit he talked before the fight.
     

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