cruz fight mcgregor aldo headerThe UFC Banatamweight champ has money on his mind.

In this day and age of mixed martial arts its all about super fights, trash talk, and proving that you’re a cut above the rest. Many may be calling this the Conor McGregor era, but the truth of the matter is that these ideologies have existed in combat sports since the dawning of professional boxing. The point of fighting is to see who truly deserves the title of best in the world. As such it seems that Dominick Cruz is tired of making chump change and is rallying for a big payday, preferably in a scrap against current UFC Featherweight title holders Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo. According to an interview Cruz had with ESPN, it appears as if a super fight with either McGregor or Aldo is on the UFC Bantamweight champion’s mind. “Who knows? (McGregor) could get hurt in this fight against Diaz,” Cruz said. “They’d need someone to fight for the interim title. I’m willing to fight for the interim (featherweight) title and bring two belts together. Why not? I would do that in a heartbeat.” To tell the truth the opportunity to see such a match up would be pretty interesting. Cruz is a fairly large Bantamweight and has a confounding style that could trip up both Aldo and McGregor alike. Cruz may have the most complex style of fighting in all of MMA which already makes a match up with the Featherweight kingpins a fight worth the price of admission. In the interview, Cruz also suggested that a rematch with TJ Dillashaw would be something that neither he nor the fans would be interested in. “That’s a much more fun, much bigger fight than anything near TJ Dillashaw. Nobody cares about that guy.” Coming from a Dominick Cruz fan, I’d have to say that statement is a bit fraudulent, insofar as the fact that many people would love to see that rematch. Cruz would likely be the pick again, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that it’s still an interesting match up between two athletes at the top of their game. Whether we’ll see Cruz in any of these bouts is anyone’s guess. What is certain is that dollar signs are on the UFC Bantamweight champion’s mind. Considering the state of the sport now, no one should blame him. Check out the full ESPN interview here and be sure to follow Generation Iron MMA on Facebook and Twitter. Also, be sure to share, like, and comment to show your support.

Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.