I’m so excited about this.
These 2 warriors have clashed fists twice now, their first bout back in 2007 was a quick guillotine win for Faber, while Cruz took home the W in their 5 round war earlier this year. I’ve been a huge fan of Faber since his days as featherweight champ in the WEC, which is where he handed Cruz his first, and to date only loss. It took me a little while to warm to Cruz, I just didn’t “get” him at first. Having seen him fight more I’ve become a big fan of his unorthodox striking style, his head movement and footwork is beautiful to watch.
Both of them will make great coaches, and with a history of bad blood between the 2 of them, you can expect a fair bit of banter back and forth too.
If you’re unfamiliar with either of these guys check out the videos below and prepare to soil yourself with excitement.
Skip to about 2.40 for the actual fighting