Dominick Cruz shows his one-room apartment; Benavidez tops WEC 47 paydayPosted on March 9, 2010, 06:13 AM by Anton Gurevich
Newly crowned WEC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz proved everyone by showing his apartment that you can succeed without living in a fancy multi-room penthouse. Cruz declared that despite it's small space, his apartment helps him to stay focused on the only thing that is important to him, and that is Mixed Martial Arts:
"I live modestly by choice because the less bills that I have, the less debts that I have is the less I have to work and make money to support those needs. The less things that I have to live with, the more time I can devote to training. I try to devote every waking hour I have into MMA, because my goal is to be world champion and be the best fighter I can be."
The video was shot nearly two months ago, before Cruz' inspiring victory at the main event of WEC 47 in Columbus, Ohio, as now it looks like the "The Dominator" will have some extra cash after receiving a $18k paycheck for his triumph over Brian Bowles. Joseph Benavidez walked out the Nationwide Arena as a top earner of the night with $29k, after surprisingly defeating the former Champion Miguel Angel Torres.
Dominick Cruz $18,000 def. Brian Bowles $12,000
Joseph Benavidez $29,000 def. Miguel Torres $26,000
Javier Vazquez $12,000 def. Jens Pulver $14,000
LC Davis $18,000 def. Deividas Taurosevicius $9,000
Bart Palaszewski $12,000 def. Karen Darabedyan $4,000
Scott Jorgensen $16,000 def. Chad George $3,000
Chad Mendes $8,000 def. Erik Koch $3,000
Anthony Pettis $6,000 def. Danny Castillo $9,500
Leonard Garcia $14,000 fought George Roop $3,000 to a split draw
Fredson Paixao $4,000 def. Courtney Buck $3,000
Ricardo Lamas $10,000 def. Bendy Casimir $3,000