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T.J. Dillashaw says that he absolutely was influenced by Dominick Cruz's Footwork

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  1. Augustus Caesar Festina Lente Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    T.J. Dillashaw said that he absolutely was influenced by Dominick Cruz's footwork and it was a big part of his game plan against Barao to utilize it. He just said this on UFC Tonight.
     
  2. iNoScopedJFK TUF Noob

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    I favored Cruz over Barao if they fought before Cruz got injured. I really hope Cruz recovered well and comes back strong. I'd love to see him vs Tj or Barao
     
  3. Skydome Banned Banned

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    Cruz is getting that belt back
     
  4. cade187 I'm not a part of your system.

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    I feel like pre-injury Cruz would have beaten both of them, but post-injury Cruz probably loses to both.
     
  5. U.P.F.C. SBG Brown Belt

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    rooting for cruz to make a comeback
     
  6. Junior Cigano** Brown Belt

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    Wonder how Urijah feels about this.
     
  7. papasmurf999 Green Belt

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    Urijahs all butt hurt he wasnt the first to bring home a belt from a guy he couldnt beat twice. And talking smack on ludwig cause he left alpha male but still trained tj at his own gym. Seems a little petty to me. But he did start aplha male and is not currently the alpha male.
     
  8. Cold Front Banned Banned

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    I would say that the student surpassed the teacher in this case.
     
  9. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    makes total sense, didnt TJ mimic Dom for Uriah when he was preparing for Cruz?

    also I think this shows how ahead of the game Cruz is at BW, if TJ can beat Barao using his style imagine what he could do
     
  10. Jblizzle Red Belt

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    That's all I could think of watching that fight, I wonder if he got play Dominick Cruz in sparring the last two times Urijah was getting ready for Cruz

    Na imo pre injury Cruz is still quicker and sharper, there is no doubt who has the power advantage tho.
     
  11. JoeJohnston Purple Belt

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    I was saying this during the fight. However it was a wack version of cruz footwork. Affective none the less. TJ has more power I think though.
     
  12. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    tj is a better striker than cruz.
     
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    I agree. Cruz never managed to put power behind his strikes when utilizing his footwork. TJ still manages to throw fight ending shots while moving in and out.

    Cruz never would have dropped Barao given 20 rounds to do so, let alone finish him.
     
  14. Jblizzle Red Belt

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    I wouldn't automatically jump to that conclusion tho. I also believe Cruz can beat Barao, but Dillashaw's power played a decent factor in this fight something Cruz just doesn't possess much of in his strikes.
     
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    To me it looked like his foot work and movement was a lot smoother than Cruz's erky jerky weird movements
     
  16. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    he mixes up his striking with grappling better than almost anyone, I agree its a bit hasty to say that since they havent fought. But I bet Dom felt a lot more confident about that fight after watching TJ dominate
     
  17. Kanster Guest

    No surprise there. The way he was coming in and out of angles reminded of Cruz a lot.
     
  18. oddjob Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    imagine a heavyweight copying Cruz? See JDS bopping around like that
     
  19. Skydome Banned Banned

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    I still think it's funny how TJ fckn Dillashaw changed your opinion on the lighter weight classes.

    HE'S A PIONEER
     
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    Browne tried something similar against Big Foot Silva
     

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