UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is planning on taking control of The Ultimate Fighter: Live by winning each and every single week. So far, through two episodes, Cruz has done just that.
This past Friday, Justin Lawrence of Team Cruz defeated Cristiano Marcello. That followed up a victory by James Vick in the first fight of the season.
Cruz and Urijah Faber – the other coach – are scheduled to meet for a third time later this year after TUF. Each has won once against the other, with “The Dominator” claiming the last fight. In a recent interview with John Morgan of MMA Junkie, Cruz explained his strategy on the reality show, which has included pitting top picks against top picks early on.
I’m going straight for the jugular, straight in for the kill. I’ve done it since the beginning of my career. You start from the bottom, and you work to the top, and you get the ‘W.’ I’m feeling pretty good. It feels nice.
Cruz is only helping raise his stock in the UFC by coaching TUF and having so much success. He has proven his abilities inside the Octagon, and if he can become even more marketable, he could surpass Faber as the “Golden Boy” of the smaller weights.
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