Dominick Cruz details his expectations for Khabib vs. McGregor | Ariel Helwani at UFC 229

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  • Joylandi 5-Okt, 2018
  • Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz, who will be calling the action at UFC 229, talks with Ariel Helwani about what interests him the most about the main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor. Cruz details what fans may see as this fight plays out Saturday night and is focused on if Khabib can takedown McGregor and keep him down. Cruz also breaks down what each fighter does well and how they could incorporate that into the bout and also adds the ring rust will not be an issue for McGregor, expecting both to be sharp in the octagon. “The Dominator” expresses that he would like to fight again before the end of the year and his thoughts on the men’s bantamweight division.
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  • suseno anwar
    suseno anwar 7 kun oldin

    Dominick 'Conor just gassed khabib up' Cruz.

  • Leo Kocyte
    Leo Kocyte Oy oldin

    The difference in the shape of these two men's faces is striking. Helwani looks like a cartoon character lmao.

  • atronad hashi
    atronad hashi Oy oldin

    isn't he the same idiot who said "conor is trying to gas out khabib" by getting punched in the face?

  • michael konstantinovich bordwell

    “Conor is gassing Khabib out by absorbing punches with his face”..”Khabibs striking is full of blood”..that was the whackiest, most biased, punch drunk commentary for the biggest fight in ufc history..

    • Feijao zão
      Feijao zão 13 kun oldin

      michael konstantinovich bordwell I don’t think he’s tiring him out... I think he’s getting smashed

  • kwunchi
    kwunchi 5 oy oldin +5

    Dominick failed to predict conor was trying to gas khabib out by eating punches

  • R K
    R K 5 oy oldin +6

    *he was the worst bias and mctapper Conor asslicker*

    • kwunchi
      kwunchi 5 oy oldin

      Yes, I felt ridiculous when he said conor wants to gas khabib out by eating punches

  • Terry Wilson
    Terry Wilson 5 oy oldin

    The 125 division guys are just too small to hurt each other...there's hardly ever any kos and just a bunch of decision wins I wouldn't want to spend my money watching them either...the problem with flyweights is there is not enough violence to make people want to watch

  • demz nice
    demz nice 6 oy oldin +1

    watching Dominick sweat and squirm during the post fight commentary makes me wonder how much money he bet and lost on McGregor😂
    I love Dom tho, he worked hard on creating his own style, and he's a true champion!

    • Christopher Kim
      Christopher Kim Oy oldin

      yep I can't agree more. Dom has become one of my favorite fighters recently but I have to acknowledge how fucking stupid that call was about "gassing out Khabib" during the fight.

  • Shauny R
    Shauny R 6 oy oldin +3

    Remember Cruz fucking stupid commentary when Mcgobsmacked was getting ground and pound this fucking snapperhead said that he believes thats his game plan to wear out Khabib that the strikes weren’t that significant just tire Khabib out WTF! So that concludes our take on history thanks for watching fullas enjoy the rest of this cockbreath’s professional fight analysis

  • I Uddin
    I Uddin 6 oy oldin +10

    Worse commentator I heard during Khabib connor fight...

  • Foodways Distribution
    Foodways Distribution 6 oy oldin +6

    And he was shit commentator during that game. While khabib was smashing the face of connor he said that Connor let him beat the crap out of him to get him tired.!!!!!!!!

  • SMOK3LOC 73
    SMOK3LOC 73 6 oy oldin +10

    " I think Conor is trying to make Khabib tired " - Cruz
    " i just think Conor is getting Smaaashed " - Rogan

  • 1OssoBuco
    1OssoBuco 6 oy oldin +1

    Dominik was a fuckin idiot calling this fight .....had no idea what was happening.

  • Carlos Landeros
    Carlos Landeros 6 oy oldin

    Rumor has it that Khabib beat Cain and Cormier at AKA

  • Siliconen
    Siliconen 6 oy oldin

    Nice prediction buddy xd

  • Shauny R
    Shauny R 6 oy oldin +1

    Everything Dom has said in terms of the break down of Khabib and Connor and lets be honest you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know what Khabib is gonna do Khabib even told everyone what he will do but to suggest that Connor has just enough takedown defense to counter Khabib is just so ludicrous and in all honesty such a biased bloody break down of the two which tells me he’s a Connor fanboy and we know this cos of the win to Khabib


    Fuk thjs guys dominitos bulshitos

  • J Pweek
    J Pweek 6 oy oldin

    2 idiots. Helwani is one ugly mofo

  • Goon coon
    Goon coon 6 oy oldin +3

    Deadly Left hook 😂😂😂😂😂

  • flicker0546
    flicker0546 6 oy oldin

    No, you got this one wrong champ. It's exactly the opposite with Khabib, if he takes you down you won't get up, no one has, Conpr hasn't. The man who will stop Khabib will be the man who stops his take-downs.

  • Zakaii Zaki
    Zakaii Zaki 6 oy oldin +7

    Never bring this idiot to on commentary again, he said Conor trying to gas Khabib put by getting mauled and punched in the face . Complete nonsense .

  • Matt Sherv
    Matt Sherv 6 oy oldin

    Looking at Dom here you'd never think he is a world class fighter, boy how looks are deceptive

  • Kc Davies
    Kc Davies 6 oy oldin

    Called it word for word

  • Ask The Pro DJ
    Ask The Pro DJ 6 oy oldin

    dom seems to mean if you were a girlfriend.

  • Mood 19
    Mood 19 6 oy oldin +2

    where was the left hands u bums ha...Khabib dropped ur chicken bt u were expecting from ur chicken so give props to the 27-0 u Irish bums.

  • Zubair Khaliq
    Zubair Khaliq 6 oy oldin

    Coner thinks he can do whatever the fook he wants, today he got put in his place

  • Memorable Moments
    Memorable Moments 6 oy oldin

    Mcgregor tapping out against khabib on my channel

  • Fauzan Ahmad
    Fauzan Ahmad 6 oy oldin

    Where were these weapons...boy got smashed

  • Shahib Alam
    Shahib Alam 6 oy oldin

    hey where are you ariel your boy 😂😂😂😂😂

  • farkn freakn
    farkn freakn 6 oy oldin

    No ums and aghs...very well spoken Dom Cruze. Superb publicity skills. .

  • John Surf
    John Surf 6 oy oldin

    Al liquinta did not preform so Khabib couldent preform he tryed to slavage the event!!

  • sAM sally
    sAM sally 6 oy oldin

    Connor need to train with dom and Uriah’s there back and forth was some of the most beautiful escapes and changes in mma

  • Sport Kingz
    Sport Kingz 6 oy oldin

    Mad respect for Dom, sooo knowledgeable

  • Will Arthur
    Will Arthur 6 oy oldin

    Amazing mind of the fight game

  • Planet Take Over
    Planet Take Over 6 oy oldin

    you can tell ariel has that thick chest hair

  • Derron Tillery
    Derron Tillery 6 oy oldin

    Conner is going to have khabib in trouble with his stand up and then submit him. Would that be something?

  • Chris Jericco
    Chris Jericco 6 oy oldin

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  • Chilling10680
    Chilling10680 6 oy oldin

    Wasn't Chad able to keep him down? Chad got tired and could no longer get takedowns is why he lost.

  • Andy Ham
    Andy Ham 6 oy oldin

    Dom needs to get back in there. He is full out media right now hahaha. Def wanna see dillashaw vs Cruz 2. That is the fight to make. And then marlon moraes gets the next shot at the title after those two fight.

  • Deceived Society
    Deceived Society 6 oy oldin

    Mendes isn't the size of khabib lol

  • angus daquigan
    angus daquigan 6 oy oldin

    1:50 dom was about to say ozzy man review. Lol

  • Danel Hernandez
    Danel Hernandez 6 oy oldin

    Dom is officially to smart for me to understand him now fuck..

  • Luis Nunez
    Luis Nunez 6 oy oldin

    The gayest reporter ever

  • Lisette Elise Paris
    Lisette Elise Paris 6 oy oldin

    Mr. Dominick Cruz has a doctorate in MMA, excellent explanation/breakdown.

  • pnbdash
    pnbdash 6 oy oldin

    Man everyone in the comments making fun of Dominic LOL, Jokes Aside this guy is a genius

  • SPYDAWEB 300
    SPYDAWEB 300 6 oy oldin

    Nah..I bet it's cause he doesn't want to give u the satisfaction on staying the victim in every situation. It's about just accommodating the location to just dance. Someone please call 911

  • watthehelizawingclip

    2:10 ...thats it mount that tripod up there

  • Tommy Michalski
    Tommy Michalski 6 oy oldin

    Dominick Cruz is the best to explain this

  • abc xyz
    abc xyz 6 oy oldin

    Only thing i dont like about Dom is his trash talk is not so sharp

    LETS TALK 6 oy oldin

    Dom's fight IQ and insight is second to none.

  • Diabolus_Musica
    Diabolus_Musica 6 oy oldin

    Once Khabib takes him down it's OVER. He'll quit, before he can get back up. He couldn't even stop Diaz LOL.

  • Innis MacK
    Innis MacK 6 oy oldin

    Excellent analysis from Dominick.

  • Roadtrip Tv
    Roadtrip Tv 6 oy oldin

    Damn, I see it the exact same way.
    ( reguarding Connor )
    well, he did touch on a point or two I missed .
    The boy is smart ...but thats how he made his career so successful.

  • Kurt
    Kurt 6 oy oldin

    Wow. He's the most articulate fighter I've ever heard.

  • henry clemente
    henry clemente 6 oy oldin

    Let cruz fight the mighty 1 again

  • Harry Haygar
    Harry Haygar 6 oy oldin

    Glad Dom is on commentating this weekend, like to see him,Jon Anik and Jimmy Smith as full time commentators, Joe Rogan has to go..

  • Anthony Vigil
    Anthony Vigil 6 oy oldin

    Dom looks like a Hispanic version of Nathan crest (Freddy from icarly)

  • Gustavo Garcia
    Gustavo Garcia 6 oy oldin

    McGregor is so worried about the take downs,Khabib is gunna catch McGregor slippin.

  • vambo13257
    vambo13257 6 oy oldin

    Dominick on point as usual!

  • Mohd Arif
    Mohd Arif 6 oy oldin

    when the cage is closed Conor is dead

  • Broncos Beat
    Broncos Beat 6 oy oldin

    Dom low key savage

  • Kook Alan
    Kook Alan 6 oy oldin

    Dom is pretty smart dude!!

  • GhostDiver
    GhostDiver 6 oy oldin

    Love that Dominick is calling the fight! 👍

  • PS4 & Stuff
    PS4 & Stuff 6 oy oldin +1

    Let's not forget McGregor's kicks and kness

  • DC180
    DC180 6 oy oldin

    Legend Cruz

  • thebreeze12
    thebreeze12 6 oy oldin

    If all 3 could have an equal amount of time to state their opinions, IMO the best trio to call a fight would be Cruz, Mir and Sonnen.

  • sasquatch mind control

    aliens from the bahamas

  • Ted dibiasi-JLC-Sinn

    if mendes and diaz and duffy and sitenkov can take conor down then Khabib certainly will!
    One take-down is all Khabib needs....just one!

  • Hypercube
    Hypercube 6 oy oldin

    Its funny he looks like a little nerd on his way back from school. Would laugh if some hood-rats tried to jump him hahaha

  • locksmith db
    locksmith db 6 oy oldin

    Dominick really understands the fight game and he is one of the best ever with footwork,takedowns....etc.

  • Jese Savignon
    Jese Savignon 6 oy oldin

    Cruz is really smart man, I'd like to see him fight Cody again, he embarrassed cruz in that fight

  • Mandar Kadam
    Mandar Kadam 6 oy oldin

    Dom looks like Nick jonas😂🤣

  • Maniac Jr.
    Maniac Jr. 6 oy oldin

    LMAO Dom - they created a flyweight division because of me - genius

  • Yaxqin Ben
    Yaxqin Ben 6 oy oldin

    wow ESPN are u sure?u got promo bro..nice!

  • Alex Howard
    Alex Howard 6 oy oldin

    Powerful haircut on cruz


    Good luck on Saturday... he ain’t fighting

  • Jerich0
    Jerich0 6 oy oldin

    It’s either a ground and pound fest OR khabib is getting KOd quick! No in between

  • LitGamer Ufc
    LitGamer Ufc 6 oy oldin

    Love dom

  • feedyourspeakers
    feedyourspeakers 6 oy oldin

    Look at this Fox Sports guy... Lawl..

  • CBR600RR
    CBR600RR 6 oy oldin

    Artem ftw. He didn't have to lift a finger.

  • Nate Sandoval
    Nate Sandoval 6 oy oldin +1

    Doms fight IQ is through the charts. The deciding factor in this fight is khabibs striking and transitions into take downs. Hes got to be unpredictable with his set ups for takedowns. It's no secret khabib will look for the take down. So Conor will have to stay at range. Khabib will have to go 5 rounds without getting clipped .

  • aDingo TookMyBaby
    aDingo TookMyBaby 6 oy oldin +1

    Dominick's analysis of the sport is impeccable

  • RFAB Productions
    RFAB Productions 6 oy oldin +1

    Top 5 minds of all of MMA is
    1)Dominic Cruz
    2)Dan Hardy
    3)Joe Rogan
    4)Ariel Helawani
    5) Daniel Cormier (biased) but still lol

    • RFAB Productions
      RFAB Productions 6 oy oldin

      +Rosy Afternoon yeah I agree but I only put him cause he has been around for a long time and has great knowledge but he is a biased commentator and Ariel because he lives and eats MMA lol

  • nathan greer
    nathan greer 6 oy oldin

    Wish cruz didnt “sound” so whiny and feminine in his voice...

  • Brandon Bryant
    Brandon Bryant 6 oy oldin +1

    Dominick said i whooped em into a new division lol

  • arebrec
    arebrec 6 oy oldin

    Double strappin dude?

  • Reds Maroon
    Reds Maroon 6 oy oldin

    Khabib have tu nullified that right arm front touching conor.. its his method before he use his left punch, unless Khabib usual to take a full power punch from DC, then he will eat Conor punch and eat his space to finish him.

  • Rob Cizzee
    Rob Cizzee 6 oy oldin

    Shut his mouth @ty

  • lion rasta
    lion rasta 6 oy oldin

    But we already knw who is rooting for.....his talkin bout how good Conor is...n if khabib can be able to this or tht, so his not being fair at all...for some1 who will be calling the fight

  • Rex Orah
    Rex Orah 6 oy oldin

    Dom is so cool

  • Dikkedeur30
    Dikkedeur30 6 oy oldin

    Dom with the only sensible mind in mma!!

  • Glenuig
    Glenuig 6 oy oldin

    love his explanation of the 125/135 divisions, really spot on analysis

  • smokinnplatez
    smokinnplatez 6 oy oldin

    Dom ran from tj that whole fight yawn

  • Cristian
    Cristian 6 oy oldin

    Dominick "despacito" Cruz

  • Jan Jacobszoon
    Jan Jacobszoon 6 oy oldin +1

    Schoolboy dominick haha

  • A Knox
    A Knox 6 oy oldin

    Probably the best fight breakdown I've watched and as good as Faris breaking it down, everyone else was a yawn

  • Lincoln Berry
    Lincoln Berry 6 oy oldin

    Tony cannot dance lol

  • Costar quavo
    Costar quavo 6 oy oldin

    khabib will win by disqualification by conor mark my words

  • michae1
    michae1 6 oy oldin

    The Kebab fans have absolutly no idea of whats coming to them. Dont let Conors fame and behavior, make you forget how good a fighter he is. Hes incredibly experienced as a 30 year old, and have butchered almost all his opponents with his hands against much better fighters than Kebab ever fought. Khabib only fought 2 top10 ranked contesters, rest of his wins are against bums.
    Also Kebabs winstreak is false, he should have lost a fight vs Gleison Tibau but got robbed. Even Joe Rogan said this when it was aired live
    The kebabfans have absolutly no idea whats up

    • animeforeverjoho
      animeforeverjoho 6 oy oldin

      Looks like Mcgregor is a bum since he lost to Khabib, KHABIB TIME!

  • juicedupfreak
    juicedupfreak 6 oy oldin

    Dominick Cruz such a great fighter and perhaps an even better fight annalist. Love listening to his interviews.