As UFC Bantamweight contender Cody Garbrandt explained during a recent edition of Team Alpha Male’s Stud Radio (watch above), he and reigning UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz nearly got into it after he defeated Garbrandt’s teammate Urijah Faber in the co-main event.
“Yeah, [he, Cruz, popped out of the tent] with this dumbass look on his face,” Garbrandt said. “I was sitting there, walked out of Faber’s tent, talked to him, kind of taking it all in. He [Cruz] popped out of his tent and kind of made eye contact with me, made this face like, ‘Yeah, motherfuc*er, what?'”
Garbrandt continued, explaining just how close things got to getting physical.
“I was sitting there, and he [Cruz] wouldn’t turn away, so I was like ‘Alright, what’s up? It’s cool. Keep my belt polished up for me.’ And he grabbed his belt off his dude and put it over his shoulder like, ‘You better get in line.’
“I was like, ‘There ain’t no line right now. I’ll run up on you and smack you right in your face.'”
Apparently Garbrandt could handle all of that, however when the discussion turned to his body ink, things almost got more intense.
“And he started talking sh*t about tattoos, and that’s when I got kind of pissed off,” Garbrandt said. “He was saying some stupid, dorky-ass sh*t. He’s got that tribal tat, but he’s talking sh*t about tattoos. I was like, ‘That’s cool, man, what are we, teenagers?’
“So I was just like, ‘Fu*k it, man. I ain’t about talking. I’ll just run up and smack you. Fu*k the line. Wait in line? I’ll jump the line.’ Then his cornermen were right there, like, ‘Get the fu*k out of here,’ and I was like, ‘Fu*k this dude.’ He wants to look at me, grab his belt and turn toward me, yeah, keep it polished for me, because I’m coming, motherfu*ker. That was that.”
H/T to MMAFighting.com for transcribing the above Cody Garbrandt quotes.