Former UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz is not happy with Mackenzie Dern for weighing in as a flyweight for her recent strawweight showdown against Amanda Cooper.
Dern (7-0) was victorious at this past Saturday’s UFC 224 event, submitting Cooper in the very first round. Cruz feels as though Dern had an unfair advantage and says weight-classes were made for a reason. He believes Dern is basically a cheater.
“That weight is a huge advantage,” Cruz said of Dern’s failed weight cut. “There’s a reason, ladies and gentlemen, why we have weight classes. When you’re seven pounds over a weight class, that is not trying to make weight. That is creating yourself an advantage to win. Because in the end, how sad was Dern about the weight loss or being too heavy? She was just happy to have the win.
“That’s the point of this sport to win and when you come in with that big of a weight advantage, being a 45’er to a 35’er, being a 35’er to a 25’er, being a 85’er to a 70 pounder, that’s an advantage. That’s a huge advantage and it’s basically cheating in my opinion.”
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