Last Saturday night we witnessed Dominick Cruz become the new WEC bantamweight champion. What we didn’t see was the personal sacrifices Cruz made to get there.

“I live modestly by choice because the less bills that I have, the less debts that I have is the less I have to work and make money to support those needs. The less things that I have to live with, the more time I can devote to training. I try to devote every waking hour I have into MMA, because my goal is to be world champion and be the best fighter I can be.”

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