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Cruz will ruin Barao.
I want him to win, and really hope he does fight on this card, but have a feeling Barao will win. Having such a long lay off might be the deciding factor.


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If Cruz pulls out they need to strip the belt.
Dana has said they will.

Lol @ Cruz doing anything to Barao. At his peak on his best day ever against Barao on his worst Cruz still only takes a decision. Cruz is going to wish he had hurt his knee three times after this fight.

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Cruz doesn't make this fight.

serious..... he's been milking this crap for so long; not only do i don't see it going to the judge score card, i don't see it going to Bruce Buffer's note card.


if it does, cruz gets (t)ko'd in the second or earlier.

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serious..... he's been milking this crap for so long; not only do i don't see it going to the judge score card, i don't see it going to Bruce Buffer's note card.


if it does, cruz gets (t)ko'd in the second or earlier.
The guy tore his acl twice....how the hell is he milking it?

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Wouldn't of gave Cruz much of a chance if he was healthy. Coming off 2 years of layoff, I see Barao starching him. Cruz's best weapon is his movement and output. With ruining his knee twice, I see much of that weapon being taken away or at least not as good as it was.

Best believe this is a huge fight for Barao. He is the BW champ, yet Cruz still has that title. While Barao gets called the interim champ. Barao will be ready to destroy.

Plus anytime you get 2 top fighters spending a camp together to fight on the same card...they seem to be better prepared. These guys will push eachother and both be very ready for this card.
I dont even see it as a fight Cruz should take immediately, huge layoff, cage rust, injury, its just all tilting in Barao's favor and he's a fighter that didn't need any favors to be a serious challenge to the champ to begin with.

I feel like if Cruz loses (and im assuming he will) then we dont really know how it would have panned out if Cruz was in top condition. People can say they know it would have ended the same way but thats too many assumptions IMO.

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I dont even see it as a fight Cruz should take immediately, huge layoff, cage rust, injury, its just all tilting in Barao's favor and he's a fighter that didn't need any favors to be a serious challenge to the champ to begin with.

I feel like if Cruz loses (and im assuming he will) then we dont really know how it would have panned out if Cruz was in top condition. People can say they know it would have ended the same way but thats too many assumptions IMO.
It's hard to give him any other fight. For one it would get confusing with two active champs in the same division.

But let's say he gets a tune up fight. Does it count for the title? If so then you essentially bumped Barao for another contender. If not, what happens if he loses? Now not only is the champion coming off of a loss, but it totally ruins the fight with Barao.


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I think Cruz vs Barao will be a great competitive fight.
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Not sure if serious...
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It's hard to give him any other fight. For one it would get confusing with two active champs in the same division.

But let's say he gets a tune up fight. Does it count for the title? If so then you essentially bumped Barao for another contender. If not, what happens if he loses? Now not only is the champion coming off of a loss, but it totally ruins the fight with Barao.
That's why they shouldn't hand out temporary belts, Ive never seen any reason for the gimmick. We all know he should have been stripped.

Its just a cluster f#ck and looks sloppy anyway you slice it.

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Not sure if serious...
just send him a pos rep for the solid troll job

Cruz hasn't been in the octagon for way too long to be stepping in against Barao but realistically they can't put him in against anybody else unless he was willing to take a fight at 145 or 140 catchweight.







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