The UFC bantamweight fighter who is coming off the biggest win of his MMA career by knocking out Miguel Torres at UFC 145, spoke to mmajunkie.com about the current bantamweight champ:
“He doesn’t do anything basic that’s incredible, except for his MMA wrestling. But everything other than that, he mostly confuses his opponents. He doesn’t have his hands up. He has technically wrong footwork. He doesn’t throw his attacks correctly at all. That’s what I’ve been waiting for to click in my head – is to where I can figure his game out. It’s not so much about exploiting the flaws in his basics because he goes around them so well.
“I feel like it clicked for me about six months ago when I was finally like, you know what? I feel like my understanding of martial arts is to a level where I would be able to exploit his strengths and his weaknesses. I feel like I hit another level in my martial arts. I feel like everything you do right or wrong is for a reason, and I feel like I’m getting to the point where I can take these things that [Cruz] does and pick them apart in a technical way.”