By now, Dominick Cruz is probably immune to the many verbal attacks Urijah Faber has dished his way over the years. After all, the two have one of them most bitter rivalries in all of mixed martial arts (MMA) that spans nearly a decade; therefore, there isn't anything "California Kid" can say to rattle "Dominator" at this point.
However, Cruz was surprised to hear Faber slam his own former training partner and friend, T.J. Dillashaw, after Faber insinuated during a recent interview that Dillashaw was dabbling in performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). As Cruz revealed on "The MMA Hour" (via MMA Fighting) even if you have beef, you don't slam your ex-friends.
By doing so, you're proving that your far from a professional and loyal.
"This is the thing, you can say whatever you need to say about me. I understand, all is fair in love and war. Like, I get that he is going to come and attack me. I get that he wants to attack my character. He's been doing this to me since 2007. This is the Faber game. He wants to turn everybody against you and make himself the good guy. He can't handle being the not liked guy. But, at the same time, this is all based off of fear. Judgment is the main act of fear. If I'm on [PEDs], what, is everybody on it? Everybody he's lost to? This is his excuse. He's setting up excuses for the loss that I'm about to serve him. Faber is showing his true colors. He has no professionalism. No loyalty. Before he said anything about me, he attacked Dillashaw on The Herd show and tried to deny it and say he didn't. But, it's like he's trying to destroy Dillashaw's career, and this is somebody who is supposed to be his family, his best friend. They were brothers at one point. I mean, I'm not the biggest fan of Dillashaw. He's got his own things. That's needless to say, you can see in our last fight build-up that he's not my favorite person either. But, he does mentor kids in wrestling and he does do stuff, and his own best friend is accusing him of using PEDs. It's like, what are you doing? That's a scumbag move. That's your ex-friend, all because he left your camp? I mean, that shows the true colors of Faber. When you're attacking me, I can understand that because he wants to ruin my faith because we're fighting. But when you're attacking a friend because he left your camp, you're just a scumbag. It's a lack of character, and that's something I haven't liked about Faber since day one. We're finally seeing the true colors of Faber come out when he makes accusations with absolutely no proof of anything and one of the best doping agencies on planet Earth."
See Faber's original comments toward Dillashaw here.
While a fight between Faber and Dillashaw isn't on the radar, Faber and Cruz will finally settle their score, as the two men are set to take part in a much-anticipated trilogy fight, which is set to go down at UFC 199 on June 4, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.
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