Dominick Cruz spent almost three years on the sideline due to ACL injuries before returning this September and looking as good as ever in dismantling Takeya Mizugaki in 1:01 of the first round.
The return seemed as though it would set up a run back to a title shot, but Cruz has just shared devastating news on his Facebook page:
“It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury. This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries. Leading up to my last fight in September and after, I have practiced a very careful and methodical training and diet regime to keep my body healthy. Unfortunately, this is beyond my understanding and control. I don’t have a timetable for my return but trust and know I will pour my heart and soul into returning to the Octagon. I want to thank the UFC, my fans and my sponsors ahead of time for your support and prayers. I appreciate you more than you could understand. I don’t have any other facts to share right now. I, along with my camp, respectfully request privacy at this difficult time. Thank You.”
This is awful news as Cruz continues to lose time in the prime of his athletic career to serious injuries. We may be left with him as one of the great “what if?” fighters in MMA history.
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