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Official IG of 3╳WEC / 3╳UFC Bantamweight Champion Twitter: @dominickcruz Snap: DomCruz619

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  • Under the sky, under the heavens, there is but one family.” – Bruce Lee Bruce Lee goes on to explain that he thinks of himself as a human being. As being a part of one race, and one race only, the human race. The martial arts legend and philosopher’s words ring so true today, as they did when he spoke them into existence in 1971. He was a foreigner who was not accepted into the fabric of American society, because of the way he looked, and because he was not the All-American acceptable male figure. Although he was born in San Francisco, on November 27th, 1940, he was still seen as different. His love for his craft, and his role as a life-long martial artist did not allow the opinions, beliefs, and the limitations of others prevent him from pursuing his vision of sharing his teachings, philosophies, martial arts training and values with the world. He lived his dream, and he was a beacon for so many others to do the same. Despite being raised in Hong Kong, Lee was an American citizen, and fought through adversity, becoming the master of his own craft and style, Jeet Kune Do, “The Way of the Intercepting Fist.” What many are unaware of is that Bruce Lee began his project while recovering from a back injury sustained during one of his practice sessions. His vision, his mind and his personal strategic plan for his love for martial arts would not be prohibited due to his physical ailment. Instead, it led further into a career as the world’s most successful movie start, not only as an actor, but a film director, and innovator. He can also be viewed as the grandfather of Mixed Martial Arts based upon his studying of multiple martial arts disciplines and the writing of his philosophy and book. Bruce overcame the trials of life, from being Chinese, to not being what the American film and entertainment industry saw as being their typical hero, to being an atypical character. He refused to be placed into a stereotypical box, and created his own way, “The Way of the Intercepting Fist,” that punched a hole into the fabric of what American’s deemed acceptable, and built his own path. Through it all, he was a man of peace, and a world and global citizen who stood tall. 🙏
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    Under the sky, under the heavens, there is but one family.” – Bruce Lee Bruce Lee goes on to explain that he thinks of himself as a human being. As being a part of one race, and one race only, the human race. The martial arts legend and philosopher’s words ring so true today, as they did when he spoke them into existence in 1971. He was a foreigner who was not accepted into the fabric of American society, because of the way he looked, and because he was not the All-American acceptable male figure. Although he was born in San Francisco, on November 27th, 1940, he was still seen as different. His love for his craft, and his role as a life-long martial artist did not allow the opinions, beliefs, and the limitations of others prevent him from pursuing his vision of sharing his teachings, philosophies, martial arts training and values with the world. He lived his dream, and he was a beacon for so many others to do the same. Despite being raised in Hong Kong, Lee was an American citizen, and fought through adversity, becoming the master of his own craft and style, Jeet Kune Do, “The Way of the Intercepting Fist.” What many are unaware of is that Bruce Lee began his project while recovering from a back injury sustained during one of his practice sessions. His vision, his mind and his personal strategic plan for his love for martial arts would not be prohibited due to his physical ailment. Instead, it led further into a career as the world’s most successful movie start, not only as an actor, but a film director, and innovator. He can also be viewed as the grandfather of Mixed Martial Arts based upon his studying of multiple martial arts disciplines and the writing of his philosophy and book. Bruce overcame the trials of life, from being Chinese, to not being what the American film and entertainment industry saw as being their typical hero, to being an atypical character. He refused to be placed into a stereotypical box, and created his own way, “The Way of the Intercepting Fist,” that punched a hole into the fabric of what American’s deemed acceptable, and built his own path. Through it all, he was a man of peace, and a world and global citizen who stood tall. 🙏

  •  5,000  36  1 day ago
  • When the chips were down and the realization of the mounting injuries set in, I had a choice. I could wallow in self pity or I can use my knowledge base and fight IQ to do something for fight fans. Honestly, commentating was filling a void that I had in my life that wasn’t being satisfied by myself in the training room. However, I knew I needed something more something that would allow me to step in the octagon and so something that cornering, and coaching couldn’t offer me, a chance to feel the fight through the eyes of the best guys in the UFC. Thus, the show was born on the idea that I bring in top level talent and deliver a show that walks through fights, breaking them down movement by movement showcasing the tools often delivered by the fighters entering the cage in the next big event. For one year I channeled this into my being and soul for fight fans from around the world who watched Unlocking Victory unfold in the cage before fights ever happen. Part of the process of the show is having the right partner in Gilbert Melendez, Brenden Loughnane, and Orlando Jimenez to help replicate the fighter they are demonstrating on the canvas. These professionals bring the sport to a new level of understanding that seemed a secret before. Just like the Chinese condemned Bruce Lee for his Tao of Jeet Kune Do, the fighters thought their craft was being exposed. However, it is no secret for those who train in mixed martial arts to prepare for battle that goes anywhere that end up in a stand up or ends up on the canvas. Moving forward after the hick up of COVID-19 messing up the schedule and my less then best performance against the cringiest fighter in history, the division needs cleaned out and more fights need broken down. Dana has said that we are back on schedule after this weekend. He is a man of his word as I am a man of mine, you will see more unlocking victories and me in the comment booth. We don’t get an opportunity to reset 2020, but we can make sure that we kick the hell out of the rest of 2020.  It’s not just my victory to overcome the demons of complacency or the strife of injury, but it’s the fan’s victory to get the science of the fight game broken down.
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    When the chips were down and the realization of the mounting injuries set in, I had a choice. I could wallow in self pity or I can use my knowledge base and fight IQ to do something for fight fans. Honestly, commentating was filling a void that I had in my life that wasn’t being satisfied by myself in the training room. However, I knew I needed something more something that would allow me to step in the octagon and so something that cornering, and coaching couldn’t offer me, a chance to feel the fight through the eyes of the best guys in the UFC. Thus, the show was born on the idea that I bring in top level talent and deliver a show that walks through fights, breaking them down movement by movement showcasing the tools often delivered by the fighters entering the cage in the next big event. For one year I channeled this into my being and soul for fight fans from around the world who watched Unlocking Victory unfold in the cage before fights ever happen. Part of the process of the show is having the right partner in Gilbert Melendez, Brenden Loughnane, and Orlando Jimenez to help replicate the fighter they are demonstrating on the canvas. These professionals bring the sport to a new level of understanding that seemed a secret before. Just like the Chinese condemned Bruce Lee for his Tao of Jeet Kune Do, the fighters thought their craft was being exposed. However, it is no secret for those who train in mixed martial arts to prepare for battle that goes anywhere that end up in a stand up or ends up on the canvas. Moving forward after the hick up of COVID-19 messing up the schedule and my less then best performance against the cringiest fighter in history, the division needs cleaned out and more fights need broken down. Dana has said that we are back on schedule after this weekend. He is a man of his word as I am a man of mine, you will see more unlocking victories and me in the comment booth. We don’t get an opportunity to reset 2020, but we can make sure that we kick the hell out of the rest of 2020.  It’s not just my victory to overcome the demons of complacency or the strife of injury, but it’s the fan’s victory to get the science of the fight game broken down.

  •  1,000  38  2 days ago
  • “Here is the natural instinct, and here is the control. You need to combine the two in harmony. If you should have one to the extreme, and then the other to the extreme, then you become all of a sudden a mechanical man; no longer a human being. And so [the goal] is to become a successful combination of both. Therefore, it is not pure and natural, or even pure and unnatural. The ideal is unnatural naturalness … or natural unnaturalness. Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless; like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow, or it can crash. But running water never grows stale. So you just gotta keep on flowin’.” Reposted from @brucelee "The ideal is unnatural naturalness, or natural unnaturalness."
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    “Here is the natural instinct, and here is the control. You need to combine the two in harmony. If you should have one to the extreme, and then the other to the extreme, then you become all of a sudden a mechanical man; no longer a human being. And so [the goal] is to become a successful combination of both. Therefore, it is not pure and natural, or even pure and unnatural. The ideal is unnatural naturalness … or natural unnaturalness. Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless; like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow, or it can crash. But running water never grows stale. So you just gotta keep on flowin’.” Reposted from @brucelee "The ideal is unnatural naturalness, or natural unnaturalness."

  •  4,000  54  5 days ago
  • This year will forever interrupt and call into question how things might have gone down in the championships of many sports. None more contested than high school, collegiate, and international wrestling. It is easy to assume who would have won based on records and winning streaks. However, you could also imagine the dark horses that come from behind or from the pigtails and stake their claims as All-Americans or top badass in their weight class. 	So, it is a matter of the heart to know and acknowledge that we won’t get this season back or year, but that is okay. We can train, we can prepare for war in the upcoming season. Take into consideration that if you were lacking last season you have had an opportunity to train and be the savage you want to be in this upcoming season. The world hit the reset button, but you didn’t have to in your strength training or getting a good burn on those lungs with long runs and swims. 	It’s time to give coach another reason to put your name on his list as number one. Build your team into champions, train together, reach out to those who are junior to you and show them the ways of a champion. If you are a senior in high school take the time to go visit your underclassmen, let them know that you have expectations for them and demand they show up in the room and at freestyle and Greco tournaments. 	Be the leaders and young men and women this sport expects to build. Don’t forget to lace up your shoes every chance you get. Get adequate rest and eat healthy. Don’t cut a lot of weight and wrestle where you feel strongest at. Keep your mindset on the positive and avoid the negative news, the hateful people looking to find any excuse to call the authorities, and the excuses made by weaker people as to why they can’t be in shape or why they can’t get school work done in a timely manner. 	Take the time to read, embrace the time to fine tune your understanding of the sport. Watch film of your matches, other matches, think like a spartan and always be ready for war. Open yourself up to different modes of training: Swimming, trail running, rock climbing, and HIIT training. Be compassionate about your craft.  #CruzBlog #CruzControl
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    This year will forever interrupt and call into question how things might have gone down in the championships of many sports. None more contested than high school, collegiate, and international wrestling. It is easy to assume who would have won based on records and winning streaks. However, you could also imagine the dark horses that come from behind or from the pigtails and stake their claims as All-Americans or top badass in their weight class. So, it is a matter of the heart to know and acknowledge that we won’t get this season back or year, but that is okay. We can train, we can prepare for war in the upcoming season. Take into consideration that if you were lacking last season you have had an opportunity to train and be the savage you want to be in this upcoming season. The world hit the reset button, but you didn’t have to in your strength training or getting a good burn on those lungs with long runs and swims. It’s time to give coach another reason to put your name on his list as number one. Build your team into champions, train together, reach out to those who are junior to you and show them the ways of a champion. If you are a senior in high school take the time to go visit your underclassmen, let them know that you have expectations for them and demand they show up in the room and at freestyle and Greco tournaments. Be the leaders and young men and women this sport expects to build. Don’t forget to lace up your shoes every chance you get. Get adequate rest and eat healthy. Don’t cut a lot of weight and wrestle where you feel strongest at. Keep your mindset on the positive and avoid the negative news, the hateful people looking to find any excuse to call the authorities, and the excuses made by weaker people as to why they can’t be in shape or why they can’t get school work done in a timely manner. Take the time to read, embrace the time to fine tune your understanding of the sport. Watch film of your matches, other matches, think like a spartan and always be ready for war. Open yourself up to different modes of training: Swimming, trail running, rock climbing, and HIIT training. Be compassionate about your craft. #CruzBlog #CruzControl

  •  8,000  72  6 days ago
  • For Those Who Have Fallen 🇺🇸 Memorial Day is a celebration of our heroes. Dominick Cruz and the UFC celebrate our fallen soldiers each year and this year is no different. Dominick comes from a long line of service members who served their country with distinction. Every year he goes to USO events for active duty soldiers in different theaters to support those who give up their freedoms for ours. His father and grandfather were both in the Navy. His grandmother and grandfather ran Memorial Day services for 30 years at East Lawn. He also lost his grandfather on Memorial Day. 	As part of sticking to his military roots, Dominick does multiple events each year to support the troops. He has been part of many ceremonies including pinning Chief Petty Officer SW/AW Machinist Mate Steven Welch. He has traveled all over the world including Germany where he reconnected with former training partner Army Captain Angel Alegre who helped sharpen Dominick’s wrestling skills when Angel wrestled Arizona State University. 	Each year Dominick gives back to the war fighting community with events and this year he wants to give back to you. According to the USO website “The USO strengthens Americas military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation,” This year, in honor of those who sacrificed and truly gave it all, Dominick Cruz is donating 10% of all CRUZBOLT shirt sales to the USO.org. 	For those of you who have lost family and friends in service to our beloved country please share these shirts. If they loved MMA, Dominick Cruz, the UFC, and the USO let them know that they can contribute to the service of others now. Also, be on the lookout for future USO events where Dominick Cruz and Monster Energy can share combat techniques and acceptance of their hardships, discipline, and pain with a fellow fighter. 	In a year where it’s been challenging to host events for the bravest among us, please give back. Share your stories with Dominick on Instagram as he embraces veterans from all over the United States. If your fallen comrades loved MMA share their stories with him.
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    For Those Who Have Fallen 🇺🇸 Memorial Day is a celebration of our heroes. Dominick Cruz and the UFC celebrate our fallen soldiers each year and this year is no different. Dominick comes from a long line of service members who served their country with distinction. Every year he goes to USO events for active duty soldiers in different theaters to support those who give up their freedoms for ours. His father and grandfather were both in the Navy. His grandmother and grandfather ran Memorial Day services for 30 years at East Lawn. He also lost his grandfather on Memorial Day. As part of sticking to his military roots, Dominick does multiple events each year to support the troops. He has been part of many ceremonies including pinning Chief Petty Officer SW/AW Machinist Mate Steven Welch. He has traveled all over the world including Germany where he reconnected with former training partner Army Captain Angel Alegre who helped sharpen Dominick’s wrestling skills when Angel wrestled Arizona State University. Each year Dominick gives back to the war fighting community with events and this year he wants to give back to you. According to the USO website “The USO strengthens Americas military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation,” This year, in honor of those who sacrificed and truly gave it all, Dominick Cruz is donating 10% of all CRUZBOLT shirt sales to the USO.org. For those of you who have lost family and friends in service to our beloved country please share these shirts. If they loved MMA, Dominick Cruz, the UFC, and the USO let them know that they can contribute to the service of others now. Also, be on the lookout for future USO events where Dominick Cruz and Monster Energy can share combat techniques and acceptance of their hardships, discipline, and pain with a fellow fighter. In a year where it’s been challenging to host events for the bravest among us, please give back. Share your stories with Dominick on Instagram as he embraces veterans from all over the United States. If your fallen comrades loved MMA share their stories with him.

  •  5,000  48  1 week ago