One of the most famous American Mixed Martial Artist, Dominick Cruz is famous for his different technique of fighting. Keep reading to know more about This former two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz’s net worth in 2018.
Dominick Cruz Early Life
Dominick Cruz was born on 3rd September 1985 in Tucson, Arizona. His mother raised him and his brother as his father left them when he was only five years old. He attended the Flowing Wells High School.
Cruz liked soccer very much and was on way for soccer tryout at school when one of wrestling coaches saw him and asked to join in wrestling as he was impressed with his physique. Cruz participated in high school wrestling and in freestyle circuit during summers. Though he was not able to take part in college wrestling due to torn ligaments.
Dominick Cruz Career, Awards & Achievement
After high school, Cruz trained but at the same time worked to meet his expenses. He joined Boxing Inc., a gym at the age of 19. He took training in boxing and martial arts there. Cruz won his first MMA match against Eddie Castro in 2005. He won the Lightweight and Featherweight championships in no time and earned a great amount of fame as a fighter.
Cruz lost to Faber and that loss made him drop down a division in weight. He won 8 fights back to back with Charlie Valencia, Ian McCall, Ivan Lopez, Joseph Benavidez, Brian Bowles, and Scott Jorgenson. He went on to become UFC Bantamweight Champion after defeating Brian Bowles.
Fully trained Cruz has now his next fight with Faber again. The battle is in a different division now but the rivalry was same. Though Faber fought hard and landed a lot of punches and quick takedowns but, Cruz was lot better now and got a unanimous decision victory over Faber this time.
UFC President Dana White announced in 2014 that Renan Barao would take Cruz’s title as Cruz was suffering from a torn groin.
Awards & Achievements
This amazing athlete is a UFC Bantamweight Championship for two times and he also has the most wins in UFC/WEC Bantamweight History. He won the WEC Bantamweight Championship too. At Total Combat, he won their Lightweight Championship and Featherweight Championship. Cruz was the 2010 Fighter of the Year. He won the Comeback Fighter of the Year in 2014 and Analyst of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
Net Worth of Dominick Cruz
The main source of income is always fighting for Dominick Cruz. Dominick Cruz’s annual salary is $250,000 and he collected $324,000 in 2015-16 and $170,526 in 2014-15 followed by $109,831 in the year 2013-14 as his salary. Right now the net worth of Cruz is estimated around $1.5 million.
Cruz is very unorthodox in his fighting style. He always tries to hit at odd angles. He is very good on feet so his opponents finds it very hard to hit him. In the bantamweight division, Cruz is one of the best stand-up fighters. He fought all his fight with heart and courage. His takedown defense is very solid too.