Cormier confronts Cruz over commentary dig – “I would never say that publicly!”

Daniel Cormier confronted Dominick Cruz over his commentary dig at him, saying that he should be respectful enough to save it.

Cruz recently called Cormier out for an apparent lack of preparation while calling fights, and proceeded to criticise him for it. He accused him for doing his job only for the money and not because he liked it.

“When it comes to DC, I usually mute it,” Cruz had said during UFC 269’s media day.

“I love DC, he’s my friend, but to me, from my experience, he doesn’t do the homework. He wants to get in and out, get the job done, make his money, and I think he cares about us but it’s just different.

“He doesn’t do the preparation from my experience. He might now, I’m hoping he watches some film this time on me so he knows what I’m doing and why I’m doing it, but I’m not gonna hold my breath on that, that’s for sure.”

Some hours later, Cormier confronted Cruz over his commentary dig at him, and slated him for his lack of professionalism.

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Cormier (pictured0 was not happy with Cruz. Source: Zuffa LLC

“The things we talk about privately, we aren’t supposed to say in public,” he told his colleague.

“That’s what you just did. That’s our rule. You say so many things privately that I would never say publicly. You and I say things privately that we would never say publicly.”

‘I do my bit’

“Dominick, there’s a different way to prepare for a fight than watching film,” Cormier continued.

“It’s not singular. I do watch. I watch film every single time. Do I watch fights to the extent that you watch fights? No.

“I will openly sit here and say I don’t watch fights to the extent that Dominick Cruz watches. I do watch film. Every single time.

“I watch every one of your fights. I’ve called your last fights. I’ve called your last two fights. But before those fights, I watched prior fights. I watch winning fights. I watch losing fights. I watch all the fights,” he justified himself.

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