Cruz -- the reigning UFC bantamweight champ -- joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Thursday night on FS1) and let the insults fly on his next opponent.
FYI, Cody's 10-0 with 9 knockouts -- and vows to break Cruz's jaw.
Cruz says he's not afraid -- insulted Cody's intelligence -- and then told us why "No Love" will be begging for the champ to put him out of his misery.
Pretty violent stuff.
Watch the entire interview tonight on FS1.