1. The official Sherdog Store is back! Check it out! » Discuss it here! »

How would Dom Cruz's style translate if he fought guys 5ft8+ with good boxing, examples inside

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by skullmaskkid, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. skullmaskkid Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm talking about guys like Tony Ferguson, Lando Vannata, Edson Barboza, Pettis, Cerrone, Nate Diaz, Holloway, Dustin Poirer even

    would it still work? or is it especailly designed against Team Alpha Male demographics? men <5ft6
     
  2. ElCasca Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,769
    Likes Received:
    765
    Location:
    Strasbourg, France
    Lol Pettis don't have good boxing
     
  3. dontlaugh Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Back O' Beyond.
    Would work, he'd rely more on his reflexes and speed tho.
     
  4. dontlaugh Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    7,209
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Back O' Beyond.
    Especially as they get tired.
     
  5. benibloom Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    727
    Likes Received:
    21
    Anyone with his fight style lightweight and above that eats 200 strikes like he did against TJ would get KTFO easily. He can only get away with it cause fighters in the lower weight classes are known to lack power.
     
  6. Threetrees The Seller

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    47,742
    Likes Received:
    381
    Location:
    The City of Lost Alphaness
    You mean if he jumped to LW or FW?
    It wouldn't work. His length and size play big factors into his fighting style. FW and LW have bigger, faster and more athletic fighters
     
  7. myjohnson9 GOAT

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Messages:
    12,355
    Likes Received:
    1,403
    Location:
    Beach cities
    Those guy would walk right through Dom's pillow fists and knock the smirk of his face
     
  8. Guy Smith Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2015
    Messages:
    1,562
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pettis has very good boxing.
     
  9. laleggenda27 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,365
    Likes Received:
    611
    You're asking how he would do against guys 2 divisions larger than him? It's an absurd premise. That's like asking, "how would Woodley's style translate against Jon Jones, Rumble, and Cormier.

    If you're going to hate, at least try to be rational about it.
     
  10. datfnguy Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Messages:
    5,502
    Likes Received:
    293
    Location:
    Toronto
    Actually he's asking how Dom would do if he didn't drop down in weight. Dom is 5'8" and used to fight at lightweight
     
  11. skullmaskkid Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    3,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dom Cruz has fought at FW and LW
     
  12. Cam Zink Disorderly Conduct Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2010
    Messages:
    13,959
    Likes Received:
    5
    I think Cruz would do pretty well at FW, he even fought there and LW too and he walks around 165-ish.That said I'd love to see him fight McGregy or Aldo.
     
  13. Th3Sav4ge "ON CHRISTMAS?!?!"

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2014
    Messages:
    15,583
    Likes Received:
    1,358
    Location:
    earth
    Cruz vs Northcutt is the only way to know
     
  14. laleggenda27 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,365
    Likes Received:
    611
    Most fighters started their careers at higher weights before they got to the big show. That doesn't change the fact that he's a BW who has no trouble making weight.
     
  15. ithinktheymad Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2011
    Messages:
    9,317
    Likes Received:
    262
    Location:
    Socal
    I had been waiting for him to move back for ages. If his gumby ligaments held up I think he'd do well. No fan of his either.
     
  16. JayE Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2016
    Messages:
    10,291
    Likes Received:
    1,889
    Pettis has fast hands. His actual boxing ability isn't anything special, though.
     
  17. mkt Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    18,246
    Likes Received:
    1,636
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    Cool! Talk them into moving down to BW and we'll see what happens. If not, that's just a ridiculous fantasy. Cruz makes weight without any problem (just like Jones), so there's no sense bashing him for fighting other guys who make the same weight.
     
  18. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    34,048
    Likes Received:
    685
    Location:
    Santa Monica
    Lineker might be able to do that if he keeps making weight.
     
  19. Guy Smith Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2015
    Messages:
    1,562
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think it's special. But I don't think most pro boxers skills are special either.

    Pettis has straight shots. He's light on his feet. Good head movement. Compared to most UFC fighters with zero boxing fundamentals.
     
  20. Dragov Black Belt in Boxing under Edmond Tarverdyan

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2016
    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    0
    BW fighters have t-rex reach. bigger guys could catch him with some good shots
     

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.