UFC 178’s Dominick Cruz Tells Urijah Faber to “Keep Coaching”, Says Rival Hasn’t “Gotten Any Better”
By FCF Staff
Following Dominick Cruz’s quick win over Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 on Saturday night, it hasn’t taken the former bantamweight champ long to get back into it with rival Urijah Faber.
In Cruz’s post-fight interview, he referred to Faber’s renowned Team Alpha Male as “Alpha Fails”, which prompted the latter to tweet:
Negativity continues 2 boil over 4 Dom. Guys itching 4a whoopn, if @TJDillashaw gets 1st whack DC will only have losses 2 one team
Cruz was informed of Faber’s tweet while speaking to FOX Sports 1 after his victory, and the 29 year-old responded with:
“I think Faber needs to keep coaching, keep trying to do his thing, as he obviously didn’t listen to Dillashaw’s coach (Duane Ludwig),and he obviously hasn’t gotten any better. I think the record I know Faber for is the most, consecutive UFC title tries, and lost. I mean that’s got to be a record. He’s like seven in a row. What are you talking about Faber? Come on man. Sit down.”
Faber is coming off a submission win over Alex Caceres in July, after being stopped by former champ Renan Barao in February. In July, 2012, Faber was also decisioned by Barao when the two fought for the UFC’s interim title.
Cruz and Faber have fought twice before, and each man has scored a win over the other.
On Saturday, Cruz was fighting for the first time since October, 2011, as a result of undergoing two knee surgeries.