Dominick Cruz is one of the greatest champion in the history of the UFC, and he has some great advice for Floyd Mayweather if he truly wants to come to the world of mixed martial arts (MMA).
Mayweather comes off the hype train of his exhibition boxing bout against UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Mayweather won his 50th consecutive boxing bout against the Irishman when he finished him in the 10th round of their fight.
During the buildup to the fight Mayweather claimed he'd fight McGregor in the Octagon next. While many believed this was simply talk from "Money" to get under the skin of McGregor, he actually seems serious about it.
In recent weeks Mayweather has been posting videos inside the Octagon, claims to have plans to train with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and said he plans on applying for an MMA license.
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz was recently interviewed by TMZ Sports to talk about Mayweather possibly coming to the UFC. Cruz said that if he can stop people from taking him down inside the Octagon, he has a shot at winning.
"The Dominator" suggested that all Mayweather work on for the next several months is defending takedowns, as he has the advantage against anybody else in pure boxing (quotes via Bloody Elbow):
“If Floyd Mayweather can stop everyone in the UFC from taking him down, he has a chance of winning,” Cruz told TMZ Sports.
“Six to eight months isn’t gonna be enough. That’s just the way it is, I’m sorry.”
“Because he’s only got two tools. He doesn’t have the other eight. He doesn’t have grappling, he doesn’t have kicks, he doesn’t have knee and elbow strikes,” Cruz added.
“And if he’s lucky, he can learn to defend a takedown in eight months, and that’s just real.
“Focus on your takedown defense, no matter who you’re fighting,” Cruz said. “Don’t worry about nothing else, Floyd Mayweather. Just takedown defense.”
What are your thoughts on Cruz saying that Floyd Mayweather should only train takedown defense for a fight against Conor McGregor? Do you think this is good advice for the undefeated boxing king? And what are the chances that a fight between Mayweather and McGregor actually happens inside the Octagon? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!
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