Marlon Vera reveals Dominick Cruz turned down a fight against him

Marlon “Chito” Vera doesn’t really understand the politics involved in picking fights.

While he’s considered an elite bantamweight in the UFC, the former Ultimate Fighter: Latin America contender didn’t see a need to complain when he was matched up against an unranked opponent in his last fight where he defeated Davey Grant by decision.

He was just happy for the opportunity to compete again.

According to Vera, he’s never really seen a reason to turn down an opponent even as certain fighters have passed on facing him — apparently including former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

“The initial plan was me and [Dominick] Cruz on Oct. 30,” Vera revealed on The MMA Hour. “I guess Cruz was looking for something bigger, brighter and nicer but the matchmaking, it’s almost perfect.

“There’s nobody available right now. Whatever. I said this before and I’ll say it again, I don’t chase no man. I’m not desperate to fight anybody.”

When Cruz passed on the fight, Vera was left without an opponent, but he immediately shifted his focus towards a potential matchup against former

UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar instead.

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