Cruz ‘pokes’ at Florian’s plagiarism controversy, says it’s from picking Dillashaw

"Kenny Florian, quit copying and pasting man!" That was Dominick Cruz, at the end of his post-fight speech after his big win over T.J.…

By: Anton Tabuena | 7 years ago
Cruz ‘pokes’ at Florian’s plagiarism controversy, says it’s from picking Dillashaw
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“Kenny Florian, quit copying and pasting man!”

That was Dominick Cruz, at the end of his post-fight speech after his big win over T.J. Dillashaw. He took a bit of a jab at Florian’s recent controversy with plagiarism, which was an infraction that got him suspended. When asked about the swipe at Kenny, Cruz did explain after that it was just a friendly ‘poke’ at his fellow Fox analyst.

“That’s friendly fire. I like Kenny, you know,” Cruz said during the post-fight press conference. “He didn’t pick me in the fight. He gave me really no chance in this fight, so it’s just a little poke.”

“Nothing big. He’s got great hair.”

Related: UFC Photo: Dominick Cruz vs TJ Dillashaw scorecards from the split decision

Cruz edged Dillashaw to regain the UFC title he never lost in the Octagon. It was a closely contested bout with multiple rounds that could’ve gone either way.

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Anton Tabuena
Anton Tabuena

Anton Tabuena is the Managing Editor for Bloody Elbow. He’s been covering MMA and combat sports since 2009, and has also fought in MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

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