Well, well, well boys and girls…what we have here is a situation in which the sweet little term of endearment, ‘I hate your face’ is perfectly applicable. Dominick Cruz really does seem to hate Urijah Faber’s face, or at the very least he hates the lower hemisphere of Urijah’s face. Cruz’s hate for the bottom half of Faber’s face can be attributed to some comments Urijah Faber made this summer about their first WEC fight when Urijah submitted Cruz via guillotine choke. Urijah claimed to have given Cruz life and allowed him to live only because MMA has rules and the ref made him cease choking the life out of Cruz.
Cruz didn’t like Urijah’s mouth saying those words at all, and in a recent interview with Sherdog’s Beatdown Radio show he had a whole bunch to say about Urijah’s comments, his mouth and even Urijah’s chin.
“He can say whatever he wants, but he’s just saying ignorant things because I get under his skin. He starts trying to go for the jugular, but that was one of the dumbest things he could have said because he’s been allowed to live several times. Tyson Griffin let him live. Mike Brown let him live. Jose Aldo chopped his leg off, so I’d be fighting him with no leg right now. He’s just saying stupid things to try to hype things up. It just makes no sense.”
“If there weren’t rules in MMA, back in 2005, Tyson Griffin put him to sleep with a knockout and he would have finished him right then and there, and I would have never fought Urijah Faber. There would have never been a rivalry. There would have never been nothing. This is a sport. This isn’t a death match. If it’s a death match, I’ll grab a pitchfork and stab him through his chest. It’s not a death match, man. … It’s a sport. It’s a sporting event.”
“He caught me in a submission in 2007. He beat me. I never made one excuse for it. I go and I beat him, and he has nothing but excuses. It’s a sport. You can win by points or you can win by finish. I did not finish him. I beat him by keeping him going backwards the entire fight, landing more punches than him and getting more takedowns than him. Yes, it’s hard to finish him. He’s one of the best fighters on the planet and so am I. He didn’t finish me either.”
“I’m going to put a whooping on him, and this time I’m going to finish him. I’m tired of hearing him run his mouth with that big chin of his.”
Wow, when the disdain two people have for one another reaches visions of pitchfork stabbing and death match talk you know it’s real. That my friends, is the exact formula for some good TV drama between these two on the next season of TUF. Set your reminders now to check out the first look at all the face hate and anger of TUF Season 15: Cruz vs Faber tomorrow night at 9pm on FX. [source]