UFC San Diego’s Marlon Vera says Dominick Cruz’s unorthodox style is ‘very low degree’ for MMA
Marlon Vera thinks Dominick Cruz’s unorthodox fighting style is ‘very low degree’ and no longer suited to blended martial arts.
Vera dropped Cruz multiple events in Saturday’s UFC San Diego number one fit, then again it took ‘Chito’ nearly 4 rounds to hunt out the top and put ‘The Dominator’ out for excellent with a head kick.
Vera was once as soon as getting outpointed for a lot of the battle then again maintains that he was once as soon as simply biding his time and no longer letting Cruz’s awkward style get to him.
“I was merely being affected individual, I was taking my time,” Vera discussed at the UFC on ESPN 41 post-fight press conference (h/t Alexander Adequate. Lee of MMA Preventing). “I dropped him inside the first round, and once I dropped him I didn’t move crazy. I didn’t try to chase the top, I certainly not chase the top. I don’t have any problems standing in front of you and finding those openings.”
“If truth be told, me and my personnel, we actually assume the easiest way he fights is kind of very low degree. There’s no base, there’s no excellent stance, all that movement aspect to aspect — we knowledgeable each other, ‘We want to kick this guy’s ass.’ Alternatively thru saying that, you put a lot of drive in your self.
“I merely believe that his style is not the most productive style for MMA. In all probability for boxing it might art work upper, then again for MMA you’ve got means too many weapons going. What he does smartly, he mixes takedowns with that movement. That’s when he’s successful. Alternatively I was like, it’s going to be hard for him to take me down, so we were stunning confident, then again we knew this battle wasn’t easy.”
Vera knocked out Cruz to extend his winning streak to 4-0, with two KO’s over two former champions in Cruz and Frankie Edgar. The Ecuadorian is in this day and age #5 inside the UFC bantamweight scores and holds the document for necessarily essentially the most finishes in UFC bantamweight history at 11.