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Dominic Cruz footwork

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  1. jeff7b9 Silver Belt

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    One day the MMA world will catch up to the technical mastery of footwork that Dominic Cruz displayed in his prime.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/GI4nMM1-00Y?feature=share

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    i caught this short video today in YT suggestions, it is a perfect intro to Cruz footwork for those not ready to commit the time for a deep dive analysis.

    He’s “awkward”
    He is “Herky jerky”
    He is “unorthodox”

    “Nah man... he is just on another level and you aren’t ready for it yet, but your kids are gonna love it.”






    That’s all for now. We will see if this turns into a derailed thread about something he said rather than an intelligent discussion of his exceptional technique and brilliant adaptation of old school boxing and various traditional martial arts footwork into MMA.

    Cheers
    -jeff7b9



    edit : UFC copyright Nazis strike again.
    Heaven forbid anyone offer them free promotion and showcase their product to a huge demographic of potential new fans.
     
  2. dreden1982 Blue Belt

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    video unavailable
     
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  3. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Haha.

    UFC is so over the top with their copyright stuff.
     
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  4. Get To Da Choppa Brown Belt

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    More like "didn't watch", UFC copyright Nazis!

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  5. MMA_AZ Green Belt

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  6. Jojomojo Purple Belt

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    Garbrandt already did kinda.
     
  7. SeaChad Orange Belt

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    Good footwork, little power. Decisionator
     
  8. khabibsmesh Yellow Belt

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    Yep! He has amazing footwork, I believe he even offers a course covering footwork and other stuff, if I’m not wrong. Has anyone here bought it?
     
  9. humdizzle Brown Belt

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    doms style doesn't generate much power. its more like just playing tag for 5 rounds.
     
  10. Street Bishop Green Belt

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    He had elite footwork even by today's standards. His handspeed and overall punching technique not so much.
     
  11. KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    His style is super light on his feet to pivot and dart. But that means he can't sit on his shots at all.
     
  12. BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    His footwork is probably the main reason he's injury prone from the waist down. On top of that, he can't even manage to get in position to drive power behind his strikes.

    It's a lot of slip work to point fight.
     
  13. THEfightsAREfixed you can do it Yellow Card

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    his hair is stupid and has been for some time so that retracts heavily from his overall appearances unfortunately
     
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  14. Boomb Hate the game, not the player.

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    This. His punching technique is quite bad, imo, but if it worked for him for so long, who am I to criticize right?
     
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  15. ultramanhyata Reclimbing Like Mountain

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    My buddy bought it. He's still getting his ass kicked on the regular in street fights. But he has become the fucking king of Dance Dance Revolution.

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  16. 13Seconds Silver Belt

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    Henry had that shit figured out. Dom's footwork is frustrating to deal with but the blue print is out there.
     
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  17. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    Stylistically, Henry is a nightmare for Cruz. I don't think many at 135 can do what Cejudo did.
     
  18. RightToBareKnuckles Purple Belt

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    this. every style or approach to fighting will have a weakness. some people act like having the "blueprint" out there "exposed" someone. sure Cejudo and Cody did well against Cruz, but very few were able to beat him as he 'danced' around the cage. not the most popular style, but he racked up wins doing so
     
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  19. FlowchartRog Brown Belt

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    Cruz's footwork?

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    It might be the single most overrated thing in MMA history. That and Pillowfists McGregory's left hand.

    He literally shuffles around randomly, throwing punches like he's swinging a handbag. It's not even close to being elite footwork. He just happened to fight people who were too small and and not good enough to exploit it.

    If he fought elite strikers his own size, his fights would look like the Cody fight. Someone with proper efficient boxing footwork would clown him 10/10.

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    He can break dance away from Dom all he wants but he's still running from that chit...
     

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