Earlier this week the UFC announced that former bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz (22-2), will be fighting, Jimmie Rivera(21-1), December 30 at UFC 219. The pay-per-view event will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rivera had been pushing for a fight against Cruz for the past few months and with a recent “Fight Of The Year” contender, win over Thomas Almeida, it was almost certain Rivera would get what he was asking for.
Just a few weeks ago Eddie Villecco of Pure EVil MMA TV, part of MyMMANews spoke with Jimmie who told us “I’ll retire Cruz like I did Faber!”
He also talked about a possible future championship fight against either Cody “No Love” or TJ Dillashaw.
(Interview with Jimmie Rivera below)
Eddie Villecco, host of Pure EVil MMA