Dominick Cruz need to get rid of the hopping bunny routine.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by brainwash, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. brainwash

    brainwash Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,503
    Likes Received:
    5,621
    Looks fancy, looks cool, he has won DESPITE using it in the past, but it is by far just a big mess in his game.

    Wasted movement, wasted energy. He has good cardio, don't waste that on stupid ass movement that does nothing for you. Rogan can hype it up all he wants, but nowhere in boxing or kickboxing do they fight like that and there is no logical reason to fight like that in MMA. Cody Garbrandt just showed you the proper way to fight, and Cruz will either evolve or wither away.
     
    souvlaki and You no hespect like this.
  2. The Persian Prince

    The Persian Prince Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    658
    I disagree that he should totally eliminate it but I would have liked to see him come out with a more traditonal stance/movement to throw Cody off after nit having much success with it early on
     
  3. PureLite

    PureLite Jacked Kangaroo

    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    6,063
    Just a fight ago that fighting style was considered to be the future of mma striking.
     
    You no hespect and Actualized174 like this.
  4. brainwash

    brainwash Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,503
    Likes Received:
    5,621
    Says idiots and sherdog retards. Anyone who has trained boxing in their life could see that Dominick's style is a big mess. Again, he has won DESPITE that style, not because of it.

    You wanna see movements with good fundamentals? See Demetrious Johnson. You wanna see an idiot who utilizes his gas tank incorrectly, see Dominick Cruz.
     
    mindturking, PureLite and Hardkore like this.
  5. Hardkore

    Hardkore Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    36,356
    Likes Received:
    46,780
    Location:
    North Suburbs of Chicago
    Tells you how shitty mma "journalism" and "experts" are, and how gulliable sherdogger are to listen to them
     
    PureLite likes this.
  6. fatlipjesus

    fatlipjesus Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    8,348
    Likes Received:
    10,481
    Yeah I was going for Cruz until about 15 seconds in the fight... then I switched to Cody.. just because Cruz kept doing his "spinning his wheels" shit.

    Fundamentals over flash.

    Hard shots over little pitter patter strikes.
     
  7. Striderx5

    Striderx5 麻ベルト

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,407
    Likes Received:
    5,598
    Location:
    私の道場で
    Good at what he does, but needs to be more aggressive. But what do I know
    <{cruzshake}>
     
    Actualized174 likes this.
  8. NotSoSure

    NotSoSure Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    6,784
    Likes Received:
    4,869
    it kinda looks like a capoeira rhythm.
     
  9. Buck Murdock

    Buck Murdock Green Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    412
    plus, they aren't random...he has a pattern, and becomes predictable with his little movements.
     
  10. DevilsLettuce

    DevilsLettuce is a bit of a douchebag Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2015
    Messages:
    7,720
    Likes Received:
    12,740
    Location:
    LegalWeedistan
    Cruz doesn't hit very hard.
     
  11. GusLost

    GusLost Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2015
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    1,817
    He didn't even beat Dillashaw with that bullshit he got a wack nod because he does TV shows for them.
     
  12. Corleone187

    Corleone187 ㄥ8ƖǝuoǝlɹoƆ

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    9,477
    Likes Received:
    5,110
    Location:
    Moscow
    its to mask bad footwork
     
  13. I am Everywhere

    I am Everywhere Sherdog Millionaire

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2015
    Messages:
    2,343
    Likes Received:
    4,532
    Location:
    Omnipresent
    It's outdated. Everyone, especially TMA, know exactly how to deal with that style. If you dont evolve, the world of MMA will pass you by. Same shit happened with Machida.
     
  14. Exemplar

    Exemplar Fuligin Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    6,054
    Likes Received:
    7,667
    You're 100% right. I've a history of saying essentially the same thing. Cruz fans who see "genius" in his techinique are special.
     
  15. CrimsonFan

    CrimsonFan Gold Belt

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    16,224
    Likes Received:
    13,679
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ive never been a fan of Cruz. It was cool to see him come back and win the belt after so many years off and injuries, but let's be real here.. he was never a great striker. His wrestling is why he was able to dominate for so long.. His striking was always boring as fuck, before he got injured Faber was tagging and dropping him in their second fight. I remember the few PPV's Cruz headlined years back, and hating the division because of him. (this was before flyweight)

    I agree, his entire striking style is a complete mess. We would have seen many more loses had he not been injured for so long.
     
  16. Theproof

    Theproof Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,131
    Likes Received:
    6,483
    Ever think that he might suck fighting traditionally? There's a reason he does it in the first place you know?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.