Dominick Cruz is the champ because he physically breaks opponents down in the cage.
But outside of the cage, Cruz is probably the best in all of the sport at breaking an opponent up into little pieces with just his words. Seriously.
Below is the video of a head-to-head video taken today by the Fight Network. It was supposed to feature Cruz and UFC 207 opponent Cody Garbrandt going back and forth, sparring with barbs. But then Cruz destroyed him, and Garbrandt took off his headset and ghosted. It’s pretty glorious.