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Dominick Cruz responds to claims that he is ‘ducking’ Sean O’Malley

Given his situation as with out a doubt one of many wonderful bantamweights in UFC historical past, Dominick Cruz says that he is outmoded to having a aim on his abet.

Cruz, the longtime former UFC 135-pound champion, for the time being finds himself taking a to find up the ladder in the UFC rankings after going 1-2 in his closing three fights — with a steal in March against Casey Kenney rebounding him from successive losses to Henry Cejudo and Cody Garbrandt, the latter of which occurred the total technique abet in December 2016.

Cruz over again stumbled on himself because the recipient of a callout from Sean O’Malley, who issued a verbalize to him and several other high bantamweight following his TKO steal against Kris Moutinho at UFC 264 closing weekend.

“Cody Garbrandt hasn’t won a fight since 2012,” O’Malley stated after his steal. “Petr Yan is terrorized. Dominick Cruz is ducking me. [Rob Font] where you at?”

Cruz, although, has heard this all earlier than.

“I’ve been called out every weekend for approximately eight weeks so I’ve been dodging everyone that’s been calling me out for eight weeks,” Cruz joked on the UFC 264 broadcast.

“I’m taking a to find to switch up the division aesthetic enjoy all americans else is taking a to find to switch up the division. Respect to every athlete, I’m taking a to find to run up aesthetic enjoy all americans else. Eradicate Font’s No. 3 [in the official UFC rankings]. If I are attempting to call somebody out Eradicate Font, there we run. I will invent it too.

“What the UFC does is what the UFC does,” Cruz added. “I’m no longer Conor McGregor where I will aesthetic bid ‘hi there give me this fight.’ So I’m aesthetic going to take a seat down here and bid No. 3, let’s run.”

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