“When it comes to DC, I usually mute it. I love DC, he’s my friend,” Cruz said. “But to me, in my experience, he doesn’t do the homework. He wants to get in and out, get the job done, make his money. And I think he cares about us (fighters), but it’s just different. He doesn’t do the preparation from my experience.
“Now, I’m hoping he watches some film, this time, on me, so that he knows what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. But I’m not gonna hold my breath on that, that’s for sure.”
Cruz will take on Pedro Munhoz at the ESPN prelims this Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Cormier and Joe Rogan will be alongside Jon Anik for the call of the UFC’s final pay-per-view of 2021.