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

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  1. skullmaskkid

    skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    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
     
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    ElCasca Brown Belt

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    Lol Pettis don't have good boxing
     
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    Would work, he'd rely more on his reflexes and speed tho.
     
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    Especially as they get tired.
     
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    benibloom Blue Belt

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    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.
     
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    Threetrees The King of Wit and Reason

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    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
     
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    Those guy would walk right through Dom's pillow fists and knock the smirk of his face
     
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  8. Guy Smith

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    Pettis has very good boxing.
     
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    laleggenda27 Brown Belt

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    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.
     
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    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

    skullmaskkid Banned Banned

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    Dom Cruz has fought at FW and LW
     
  12. Cam Zink

    Cam Zink Disorderly Conduct

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    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.
     
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    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    Cruz vs Northcutt is the only way to know
     
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    laleggenda27 Brown Belt

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Pettis has fast hands. His actual boxing ability isn't anything special, though.
     
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    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.
     
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    Lineker might be able to do that if he keeps making weight.
     
  19. Guy Smith

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    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.
     
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    Dragov Black Belt in Boxing under Edmond Tarverdyan

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    BW fighters have t-rex reach. bigger guys could catch him with some good shots
     

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