“Not Just an MMA Fighter, but He Also Coaches People” – Joe Rogan Lauds Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz

Published 02/12/2022, 8:16 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 10: TV personality Joe Rogan attends the 2013 Syfy Upfront at Silver Screen Studios at Chelsea Piers on April 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been with the promotion for a long time. He has delivered some of the best fights in the promotion’s history and has beaten names like Urijah Faber, TJ Dillashaw, and Demetrious Johnson. While Cruz earns plaudits for his fighting abilities, Joe Rogan lauded him for his coaching abilities as well.

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‘The Dominator’ recently posted the clips of Rogan’s podcast on his IG stories. In an old episode of his podcast, Rogan said, He is so technical. He’s very good at like breaking down scenarios and what’s happening. Because he is not just an MMA fighter, but he also coaches people.”

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“You know he has a website now. I believe he has a website dedicated to like tutorials specifically on his footwork, which is amazing.”

INGLEWOOD, CA – JUNE 04: Dominick Cruz celebrates after defeating Urijah Faber by unanimous decision in their UFC bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 199 event at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

After facing two devastating losses in his career, Cruz found his way back into the win column with a victory against Casey Kenney at UFC 259. However, he looked more like himself in his recent win at UFC 269.

What is next for Dominick Cruz?

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In his second fight of 2021, ‘The Dominator’ defeated Pedro Munhoz via a unanimous decision. He displayed stunning improvements in this bout and also won the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus for his performance.

With this win, he rose to 7 in the bantamweight rankings. Although the former champion has expressed his interest in fighting Jose Aldo, the bout might not be possible at the moment as Aldo sits at #3 on the charts.

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However, a clash against the number six fighter, Merab Dvalishvili, seems like a viable option for the former champion. What are your thoughts about Rogan’s words for Cruz? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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