UFC veteran Dominick Cruz wound again the clock to attain his first victory since 2016 at UFC 259.
However the bantamweight adopted up his cut up resolution win over Casey Kenney with a weird call-out that had Joe Rogan feeling all types of awkward.
Cruz, the 35-year-old two-time bantamweight champion, took purpose at a sure Hans Molenkamp for ‘holding fighters hostage’.
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“It’s been an extended wonderful journey up so far,” Cruz mentioned. “I might like to get a charity struggle lined up, in a day and age the place lots of pretend folks can take footage subsequent to Lamborghinis.
“A man named Hans Molenkamp has been holding lots of fighters hostage, saying he’s an superior professional fighter and selecting his fights.
“How about we do one thing for charity? He’s bought a 100-pound benefit. I believe we are able to placed on a present with some huge cash.”
Joe Rogan reduce off the interview shortly, citing the ‘political’ nature of his feedback.
Molenkamp is a sponsorship govt at Monster Vitality, one of many UFC’s largest sponsors.
Molenkamp has been accused of utilizing his affect over Monster’s sponsorship offers to pressure fighters to work together along with his private social media account and fake to be his buddy, in an try to construct Molenkamp’s private profile.
His social media options clips with well-known fighters like Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, and Daniel Cormier, each coaching with them and conducting interviews.
Cruz elaborated on his grudge in an interview with ESPN afterwards, the place he famous that he wasn’t the one one to be annoyed by Molenkamp’s fame-seeking.
“Dana White’s complained about him,” he mentioned.
“Monster Vitality drink has him operating the blended martial account for some motive. Should you don’t touch upon his posts, when you don’t do his photographs and his interviews, he’ll maintain your sponsorship into consideration, he’ll maintain it towards you.
“I’m sponsored by Monster Vitality Drink – not Molenkamp. My level was if he doesn’t re-sign me okay, so be it.
“I’m bored with him forcing him to love on his pages, forcing me to take footage and do interviews after I’m sponsored by Monster, not him.”
Cruz’s reference to Dana White comes from a Molenkamp Instagram submit a few years in the past wherein he claimed he had launched White to a star.
White commented, earlier than Molenkamp deleted his submit.
Former UFC champion Angela ‘Overkill’ Hill added her help to Cruz, calling him her ‘hero’.