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Tuesday, 12/04/2012, 10:29 am

Cruz Surgery Failed, Champ Out Another 6-9 Months | UFC News

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Dominick Cruz underwent another major knee surgery this past week, and it’ll likely further delay his return to the octagon.  Recent reports has trainer Eric Del Fierro saying

“Cruz’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was replaced after his body rejected one from a cadaver.”

Estimating another six to nine months before his return

Urijah Faber and Cruz were coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 14 and expected to meet in July of last year.  Cruz tore the ACL and the bout was called off.  Due to the long recovery time and the nature of the injury, an interim title between Faber and Renan Barao took place and Barao came out the victor during UFC 149.

Barao recently mentioned facing off with Michael McDonald early 2013 despite his original statement of waiting for Cruz to return before fighting again.

The UFC is left with the decision to either strip Cruz and make Barao the full champion, or allow Cruz to continue recovering with the belt and have Barao defend his interim bout.

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6 Comments to Cruz Surgery Failed, Champ Out Another 6-9 Months | UFC News

  1. Hot Rod Van Hugenstien says:

    Tough break for Cruz. Not his fault the surgery didnt take. I hope they don’t strip him of his title.
    Hope he recovers soon.

  2. kaisersxw says:

    What a disappointment. ACL reconstruction surgery sucks. Then, to face the news that your body is rejecting an allograft would be incredibly frustrating. If Cruz is able to take the autograft route, his recovery time will probably be more like 9 to 12 months. I hope he is able to weather this storm and come back even stronger.

  3. remember Mir says:

    Mir got stripped when he got his motorcycle accident.

  4. KOSHCHEKS BLEACHED TAINT says:

    That sucks.

  5. babtainegypt says:

    The minute you are completed with the drama, it is time to pull yourself together and concentrate on clearing your mind. Comprehend that this procedure might take time, energy and a lot of effort but you will need to avoid keeping in touch with your former lover. It does not matter if you terribly miss him and you want to know what is going on his life but do not make that 1st call. By no means trust your personal feelings if you genuinely want to get your ex back into your life.

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