Dominick Cruz did it again.
The bantamweight legend added another win to his one-of-a-kind resume, earning a unanimous decision nod over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 269. While Cruz is no stranger to dramatic victories, this fight almost didn’t make it out of first round as Munhoz had Cruz badly hurt early in the bout. However, Cruz battled back to win on the scorecards, improving his pro record to 24-3.
Adding another layer of intrigue to the bout was Cruz’s controversial public criticism of fellow analyst Daniel Cormier earlier in the week. Cormier was on the call for Cruz’s fight, and many watching were paying close attention to what Cormier might say.
Check out what the MMA social media sphere had to say about Cruz’s comeback and how Cormier handled the situation.
Aldo VS Cruz is fight to make— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) December 12, 2021
Keith Peterson would’ve stopped it— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) December 12, 2021
They should let cormier do the after fight interview— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) December 12, 2021
I thought he was gonna say “let’s take the time and everyone study tape”— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) December 12, 2021
DC over there quiet with the Cruz voodoo doll. DC you ain’t slick #ufc269— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 12, 2021
Something so satisfying about watching Dominic Cruz get punched.— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) December 12, 2021
Man what a round! You cannot get into a slug fest with Munhoz! #ufc269— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) December 12, 2021
Wow amazing rd 2 for Cruz, way to recover from disaster in rd 1!— Funky (@Benaskren) December 12, 2021
“...done his homework.”— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) December 12, 2021
I see what you did there.
Cruz*** is a true OG lol— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) December 12, 2021
Let’s do it dom— C H T O V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) December 12, 2021