While the Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between Amanda Nunes and the returning champion Ronda Rousey is unquestionably the main event of UFC 207, the undercard also has some tasty bouts.
One of those comes in the form of the grudge match between Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt for the Men’s version of the Bantamweight title. It’s safe to say these two don’t like each other, regularly swapping insults at every opportunity in the lead up their championship match-up in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Things took a turn yesterday as Garbrandt’s girlfriend bizarrely became the focus of the duo’s argument in an exchange during an interview on The Fight Network. It’s seemed the champion Cruz had answered a post from Garbrandt’s girlfriend on Instagram and the challenger took great offence.
Cruz then went a little further telling Garbrandt that his partner wore “the pants in the relationship”.
“Keep her to yourself. As far as I’m concerned, I did you a favour and her a favour, said Cruz.
“She obviously wears the pants in the relationship or else she wouldn’t be having to defend you.”
This sent Garbrandt over the edge as he attempted to leave the interview to storm the room where Cruz was doing his piece to camera. The challenger would later be filmed pacing outside in the hallway, seemingly waiting for Cruz – an act which delighted the champion no end as he claimed victory in the physiological battle.
We can’t wait to see this fight now and you can watch the incident in full below: