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In case you were abducted by aliens or drank too much last weekend and don’t remember what happened on Monday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz blew out his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming UFC 148 title defense against arch nemesis and opposing Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15: “Live” coach Urijah Faber.
“The California Kid” is currently expecting a late replacement and will fight for the newly-created Interim title.
So how does that affect the coaching dynamic on the FX channel’s mixed martial arts (MMA) reality show? As my colleague Kevin Haggerty touched on late last night, the show must go on, and Cruz will remain in charge of his team until the upcoming live finale on June 1, 2012.
UFC President Dana White explains why:
“Cruz will stay on. Cruz has done a phenomenal job coaching his team. The thing had a chance to become even the other night, if Rio would have won, but Ogle beat him. It’s still neck-an...
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A rumor has surfaced that Dominick Cruz has torn his ACL and will not be fighting Urijia Faber. The story is first reported by Phytegurus.com and they stated he is most likely out of the bout. A standard ACL rehab will take 7 to 9 months and with 3 month training camp, Cruz could be [...]
Dominick Cruz will miss his UFC 148 fight with Urijah Faber and could miss up to a year with a torn ACL. Dana White has announced that the UFC will create another interim title while Cruz is gone, once again wasting our time with a phantom title which in the end will render meaningless anyway. Related posts:
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When news broke earlier this week that UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had torn his ACL putting his much anticipated title defense against nemesis Urijah Faber in jeopardy you could almost hear the string of “F-bombs” radiating out of Dana White’s office. Though, it would be hard not to see why the UFC brass would be considerably down on the news. After all, a tremendous...
UFC bantamweight champion and current Ultimate Fighter coach Dominick Cruz has injured his ACL which will force him out of his upcoming title fight with rival Urijah Faber at UFC 148. The news was initially reported by PhyteGurus.com and later confirmed by the following tweet from UFC President Dana White.
It’s true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info
— Dana White ...
And then there was one. As in only one title fight that will take place at UFC 148 after MMAWeekly reported Monday that a knee injury has forced bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz (Pictured) out of his trilogy against Urijah Faber.
The UFC has yet to make an official announcement regarding Cruz’s torn ACL, so there is no word on what they have in store for Faber.
Cruz and Faber...
Despite tearing the ACL in his knee, bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz (Pictured) will fulfill his post as coach on “The Ultimate Fighter: Live.” UFC president Dana White confirmed Cruz’s commitment to ride out the remainder of season during Tuesday’s episode of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV.
Cruz was scheduled to defend his throne against rival coach Urijah Faber once season...
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UFC president Dana White announced today that Dominick Cruz has been forced out of his bout against Urijah Faber at UFC 148 due to injury.
Cruz who is the current UFC bantamweight champion has a torn ACL and will be on the shelf for some time with the injury.
UFC 148 takes place July 7 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a middleweight...
Word spread quickly this morning when it was rumored that Dominick Cruz had been forced to withdraw from his UFC 148 bout with Urijah Faber due to injury. Rumors fell to rest and the truth was finally let out when UFC President Dana White sent out this tweet.
It’s true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info
The two were expected to be the main event fight at UFC 148 when it...
Urijah Faber gives a brief update on the Dominick Cruz ACL injury that has cancelled their bantamweight title bout at UFC 148. Despite the setback to Cruz, Faber says that he is still “ready to scrap” on July 7th at UFC 148.
Faber mentions the possibility of an interim title depending on how long Cruz will be out. He lists who he believes are the top contenders at 135-pounds...
So as it was announced yesterday, Dominick Cruz, the current UFC bantamweight champion suffered a ACL injury and is out of his title defense against rival Urijah Faber. It comes as a major setback for the champion as injuries of the sort take up to or more than six months to recover from. His bout [...]
Urijah Faber talks about Dominick Cruz dropping out of their UFC Championship bout at UFC 148. Urijah gives his thoughts on who should replace Cruz as his opponent for UFC 148. Cruz will be out for roughly 18 months, an extremely long lay off. Therefore, The UFC is debating having Cruz fight a different opponent at UFC 148 for [...]
UFC bantamweight and current coach on “The Ultimate Fighter”, Urijah Faber, stopped by UFC Tonight to discuss the injury to opponent Dominick Cruz. Though very disappointed, Faber remains optimistic that a worthy challenger can be found to face him for the interim belt at UFC 148.
When Dominick Cruz hurt his knee this week, it caused a lot of problems in the UFC.
It caused an entire card to be changed, and most likely will end up changing at least one, if not two, other cards the UFC has lined up.
It's also ruined the final part of a trilogy between Cruz and Urijah Faber that was much anticipated. With talk of an interim title fight for Faber lined up...
The news has just broken on Dominick Cruz’s torn ACL, but it looks like Urijah Faber is already campaigning for a new opponent.
Faber, who was scheduled to face Cruz for the bantamweight title at UFC 148 before Cruz’s injury, took to Twitter to suggest rising Brazilian star Renan Barao as a possible replacement:
Sucks about @thedomin8r hope recovers fast! Sounds like 9 months...