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VIDEO: Dominick Cruz says his standup is 'modelled' on Muhammad Ali

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  1. Rikston Blue Belt

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    Dominick Cruz discussing how he 'modelled' his standup game on Muhammad Ali's footwork and gives an intelligent analysis on why Ali's movement-style is still very effective in today's MMA.

     
  2. Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    Like an Afflicted Ali.

    Maybe just his attempt at greatness?

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  3. Drake Guest

    Not a bad choice. Payed off!
     
  4. HUNTERMANIA Always Striving.

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    good stuff
     
  5. Cool video. Thanks.
     
  6. LiquidSnake Banned Banned

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    Cruz has also said Emmanuel Augustus influenced Him
     
  7. ExitLUPin K

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    Are u sure he didnt say 'moderated'?
     
  8. Drake Guest

    No, that was me.
     
  9. UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

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    I totally see it...
     
  10. The MMA Patriot - Double Yellow Card

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    Mohamed Ali put his opponents to sleep.

    Dominic Cruz puts the fans to sleep.
     
  11. ElLunico Purple Belt

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    It always amazes me, for a guy his size, how fast Ali's feet were when he did the " Ali shuffle ", and fire off punches off it. He was truly special the way he moved for a heavyweight.
     
  12. fortheo Steel Belt

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    He's mentioned this many times along with a few other boxers like Willie pep.
     
  13. leatherf4ce Brown Belt

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    No secret here. This video has showcased it best. Video done a couple years ago.

     
  14. Drake Guest

    Ali was a HW.

    Dom has a more recent finish/KO than Jones too.

    BJJ Scout is the best.
     
  15. The MMA Patriot - Double Yellow Card

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    Dominic Snooze
     
  16. Essie waif Platinum Member

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    Seems more like Willie Pep.

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  17. Chubz Red Belt

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    As insanely good as his footwork is, I can believe it.
     
  18. fortheo Steel Belt

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    Dom is a constant student of the sport and has taking bits of pieces of numerous peoples games including ali, pep, and even Machida.
     
  19. Queen B He / Him / His

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    Trius Johnson said he modeled his style based on Floyd Mayweather
     
  20. Unfinished Sentenc Red Belt

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    Bjj scout already made a video breakdown of cruz and alis striking similarities
     

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