Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz brings out some interesting points where he said boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has a chance of winning an MMA fight.
Its well known now that, Mayweather continued stirring up buzz on social media about a potential MMA debut from past few months.
Mayweather gave himself a six to eight month period to be ready for Octagon and seeking a training help from welterweight champ Tyron Woodley. Moreover, Money revealed he is applying for an MMA license so he can compete as a pro-MMA fighter.
Former 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz agrees with Mayweather’s training period and believes Money need to learn takedown defense, in order to win the bout: (Quotes via BloodyElbow)
“If Floyd Mayweather can stop everyone in the UFC from taking him down, he has a chance of winning,” Cruz told TMZ Sports. “Six to eight months isn’t gonna be enough. That’s just the way it is, I’m sorry.”
“Because he’s only got two tools. He doesn’t have the other eight. He doesn’t have grappling, he doesn’t have kicks, he doesn’t have knee and elbow strikes,” Cruz added. “And if he’s lucky, he can learn to defend a takedown in eight months, and that’s just real.”
“Focus on your takedown defense, no matter who you’re fighting,” Cruz said. “Don’t worry about nothing else, Floyd Mayweather. Just takedown defense.”
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Cruz hasn’t competed since he lost his title to Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207 back in December of 2016. He was supposed to fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 this past December but was forced to withdraw from a bout with a broken arm.
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