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UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz is one of the division’s larger fighters, finding success as a featherweight prior to dropping down to 135 pounds. However, it might surprise folks to know Cruz doesn’t necessarily sacrifice foods many might consider bad for an athlete attempting to slim down – particularly, Mexican cuisine.

Check out Cruz’s thoughts on the matter and why he feels things like carne asada, rice, and beans can actually be a GOOD thing for people attempting to get in shape.