Coach a Perfect Mimic for Cruz, Johnson Says

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 1, 2011
Demetrious Johnson will challenge Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight championship in the UFC Live 6 main event on Saturday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. During a pre-fight teleconference, the 25-year-old AMC Pankration representative discussed the steps he took to prepare for the unorthodox titleholder:

“I made a lot of adjustments in my style while preparing for Dominick. One of my coaches that teaches me striking has watched 15 hours of footage on Cruz. He imitates Dominick, and he’s faster than I am. And he’s able to fight me in the right spots where he can pick up the style. He could imitate Floyd Mayweather, and that’s what he brings to the table in my training camp.”
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