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Dominick Cruz on fighting Urijah Faber: You can never count out a guy with championship experience

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Dominick Cruz (21-1) is set to fight Urijah Faber (33-8) at UFC 199 in a bantamweight title bout and spoke with MMAjunkie about the fight.

“You can never count out a guy with championship experience. He’s got five-round style. He knows how to survive. That’s his biggest gift, understanding how to survive in that cage and not be finished. In his eyes, as long as he doesn’t get finished, he has a shot to win. So his goal is to not be finished or try to get the finish. But that’s why he loses decisions so much. Because he doesn’t understand how to win fights through beating people up decisively, combinations, mixing things up. So he moves backwards, he takes minimal damage and he throws haymakers one at a time in hopes that he can land that big shot and get the finish he wants. That makes him a dangerous guy throughout the fight. He’s staying alive, he’s always looking for those big shots. He’s always just surviving, other than that. It’s like putting a cat in a corner. They’re always dangerous at all times. So you’ve got to respect that. I don’t look past Faber on this fight, and that’s why you’re going to see the best me.”

“I’ve done all the things I can control to put the numbers in my favor. All arrows are pointing in the right direction. Now the rest is just keeping faith, having belief in my abilities and letting my instincts take over. I have faith in my instincts. So that night you’re going to see a good me.”

UFC 199 takes place on June 4th at The Forum in Inglewood, Cali. The prelims will start at 6:15 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass with four bouts while the other four prelims will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The main card will air on PPV at 10 p.m. ET.



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