Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/8/12
As the first 135-pound champion in UFC history, Dominick Cruz is an established star in the sport, far removed from those days when he wondered where the next paycheck was coming from or whether this dream of making prizefighting his career was going to pan out. That doesn't mean he's forgotten what it means to struggle though, and it's that ability to put himself back in that mindset that made him the perfect choice to coach alongside his longtime rival Urijah Faber on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter, which premieres this Friday night on FX. "Fortunately, you never forget how that feels," said the bantamweight boss. "When you forget how that feels, you kinda lose yourself and you change into somebody else. So I make it a point to never forget to be that person, and I definitely know how it feels, and that's why I make it a big focus that these guys are gonna get a hundred percent of me. A lot of these guys put it all on the line and they've all sacrificed something big to b...
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