Originally written on Fight Hub TV  |  Last updated 2/13/13
19-1 Dominick Cruz has been the face of the bantamweight division in the UFC and WEC for the better part of half a decade now, with his only loss coming from a Urijah Faber guillotine for the WEC featherweight title back in 2007. When he made the transition to the UFC, the then 25-year-old continued on his path of domination, defeating Urijah Faber to retain the bantamweight belt at UFC 132 and dominating Mighty Mouse Johnson at UFC Live to retain as well. Then, disaster struck as Cruz coached The Ultimate Fighter opposite Faber in a highly publicized rubber match scenario – he tore his ACL while training with his team, and we havent seen him since. That was at the beginning of 2012. Then, one year later, his body rejected the cadaver ACL, putting the champ under the knife once more, and again – out for another year. At this point, Cruz may return sometime around the fall of 2013, leaving him out of competition for nearly two years. In MMA terms that might as well be a lifetime. Ren...
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