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Dominick Cruz Talks UFC Flyweight Title Contest

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been inside the cage with both Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson. The two flyweights will face off to become the first-ever UFC 125-pound champion this Saturday night at UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort.

Cruz was proclaimed the first-ever UFC bantamweight champion after the WEC was folded and the fighters were brought into the UFC. Currently, “The Dominator” is rehabbing a knee injury.

“As the first-ever UFC bantamweight champion, I know the pride they will fight with to become the first-ever UFC flyweight champion,” Cruz said. “Being the first-ever champion in the weight category is history. Everyone who ever holds the belt in the next 20, 30, 100 years will be following you. I expect them to fight their hearts out to put their name down as the George Washington of 125 pounds.”

Cruz (19-1) defeated Johnson via unanimous decision back in 2011, while he scored a split decision victory over Benavidez in 2010.

“If I had to choose a winner, I would go with Benavidez inside the distance,” Cruz said. “But, once we get past round two, I think DJ will take over the fight and he could win this on points.”

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