Dominick Cruz News

Nov 16, 2017 10:37 am

John Lineker Willing to Step in to Fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219

Jimmie Rivera has done everything to earn himself the biggest fights at bantamweight and UFC clearly agreed. He was matched up against former champion Dominick Cruz, but Cruz had to end up pulling out due to a broken arm. Just like that, Rivera loses out on the biggest fight in his career. He’s since called...

Nov 14, 2017 8:03 am

Jimmie Rivera believes he knows why Dominick Cruz got injured

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has a long and unfortunate history of being forced out of fights with injuries. Earlier this month, the trend continued, as he was forced out of a planned UFC 219 scrap with Jimmie Rivera with yet another injury. Speaking to MMAJunkie this week, Rivera explained that, despite Cruz’s apparent...

Nov 8, 2017 6:52 pm

Dominick Cruz forced out of UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz has been forced out of his planned UFC 219 fight with Jimmie Rivera due to a broken arm. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani recently broke the news on Twitter. Dominick Cruz is out of the UFC 219 fight vs. Jimmie Rivera, sources say. Broken arm. TBD at this time what they’ll...

Oct 7, 2017 6:57 am

Dominick Cruz Thinks Demetrious Johnson’s Best Asset is His Mind

Demetrious Johnson is now hours away from his attempt to break Anderson Silva’s title defense record, forever cementing him in UFC and MMA history. Even before Johnson reached this peak in his career, fans and media alike have purposed the idea he move up in weight to create new challenges. He was even in talks...

Sep 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Two Major Fights Added to UFC 219

When it rains, it totally pours. Four giant fights are slated for UFC 218, including Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou being official. Now, we have our first three fights announced for the UFC’s year-end  card on December 3oth. Former UFC champions, Carla Esparza and Dominick Cruz will return to action in high-profile fights for their...

Sep 24, 2017 8:24 am

Dominick Cruz is ready to replace Cody Garbrandt or TJ Dillashaw at UFC 217

On November 4, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 217, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to defend his title against an estranged teammate in former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. This is, by all accounts, one of the biggest and best title fights in UFC bantamweight history, which is why it would...

Aug 1, 2017 6:36 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz explains how Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather

What does Conor McGregor have to do to defeat Floyd Mayweather? @UFCONFOX@DominickCruz breaks down next month’s anticipated mega-fight. pic.twitter.com/jok3YKOG9q — Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) July 30, 2017 In 26 days, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring for the first time. His opponent in this professional debut will not be another...

Jul 23, 2017 4:18 pm

Jimmie Rivera sounds off on Dominick Cruz: Defend your spot or get out of the way

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC Long Island main card, streaking bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera stepped into the cage with venomous Brazilian striker Thomas Almeida. After three fun rounds of fighting, Rivera was awarded a unanimous decision win. With this outcome, he improved to an incredible 21-1, and further cemented himself as...

May 3, 2017 9:10 am

Dominick Cruz calls for fight with winner of Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz took some time off from fighting following his UFC 207 loss to Cody Garbrandt, which saw him lose the UFC bantamweight title. Following the loss, Cruz opted to let the UFC book a Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw fight while he took some time off to rest. Now however,...

May 1, 2017 10:49 am

Dominick Cruz makes his pick for Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw fight

This July 8, when the UFC takes over Las Vegas with UFC 213, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to defend his title against a former champion – and former teammate – in TJ Dillashaw. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, another former champion in Dominick Cruz gave his take on this upcoming battle....

Apr 22, 2017 5:51 am

Coach: Dominick Cruz is in peak form, wants the Garbrandt-Dillashaw winner

Back in December, in the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz’s legendary bantamweight title run was cut short by an incredibly sharp Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt was able to drop Cruz on multiple occasions, ultimately earning a sound, unanimous decision win for his efforts. Though there was some brief talk of an immediate Garbrandt vs....

Apr 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Dominick Cruz explains why Demetrious Johnson would have problems at bantamweight

Dominick Cruz explains why Demetrious Johnson would have problems at bantamweight UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson tied Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history (10) last night in Kansas City by scoring a dominant submission victory over Wilson Reis in the evenings main event. “Mighty Mouse” has essentially cleaned out the entire...

Mar 23, 2017 11:14 am

Dominick Cruz letting body heal, wants next title shot

At UFC 207, UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon with Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated grudge match. The pair had traded barbs in numerous interviews throughout the buildup of the fight, and were nearly involved in an altercation backstage at another event, which was fortunately broken up by UFC light heavyweight...

Feb 26, 2017 4:08 pm

Dominick Cruz feels heartbroken for Ronda Rousey

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz suffered his first loss in over nine years at this past December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas, where he dropped a lopsided decision to newly crowned 135-pound champion Cody Garbrandt. Following his shocking loss to “No Love”, Dominick Cruz showed nothing but class in defeat and was praised...

Feb 25, 2017 9:58 am

Dominick Cruz discusses Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw

At UFC 207, fight fans witnessed one of the biggest upsets in the history of the UFC as young, undefeated, Team Alpha Male standout Cody Garbrandt defeated reigning bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in a 5-round co-main event scrap. While many were counting Garbrandt out of the fight due to the fact that they believed Cruz’...

Feb 24, 2017 11:22 pm

Dominick Cruz turned down Cody Garbrandt rematch

In the co-main event of UFC 207, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon with undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated grudge match. The fight saw both men send verbal jabs back and forth over the course of several months, and even almost come to blows backstage at...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz reflects on loss to Cody Garbrandt with Joe Rogan

Dominick Cruz has been plagued by injuries in the prime years of his career but came back to capture the UFC bantamweight title for the second time against TJ Dillashaw UFC Fight Night 81 last year. Cruz sucessfully defended his title against longtime rival Urijah Faber at UFC 199 but was unable to overcome Cody...

Feb 23, 2017 8:16 am

Cody Garbrandt: I think I broke Dominick Cruz at UFC 207

Late last year, undefeated Team Alpha Male contender Cody Garbrandt stepped onto the canvas with dominant bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. In advance of this fight, there were widespread claims that Garbrandt hadn’t yet earned his title shot, but in the end, he silenced his doubters by walloping Cruz to a sound, unanimous decision win. Shortly...

Feb 22, 2017 11:09 am

Duane Ludwig explains why Dominick Cruz looked different at UFC 207

Going into UFC 207, many predicted that Dominick Cruz’ elusiveness, movement, and experience would result in the reigning champion defeating Team Alpha Male prospect Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt in their highly anticipated championship fight. Come fight night however, Garbrandt delivered a masterful performance as he repeatedly dropped the champion several times throughout the course of...

Feb 5, 2017 7:00 am

Korean Zombie drew inspiration from Dominick Cruz ahead of comeback fight

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Houston, fan favorite featherweight Chan Sung Jung – better known by his monicker “The Korean Zombie” – stepped back into the cage after a hiatus of more than three years. He did so against long-time featherweight contender and Ultimate Fighter runner-up Dennis Bermudez....

Jan 29, 2017 1:11 pm

Dominick Cruz shuts down Assuncao callout, says he wants a title shot next

In the penultimate fight of the UFC on Fox 23 undercard, long-time bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao scored a crucial win over Aljamain Sterling. In a post fight interview with UFC reporter Megan Olivi, the Brazilian talent was asked who he’d like to take on next. After a moment of consideration, he made a courteous callout...

Jan 13, 2017 11:40 am

Cody Garbrandt wants to rematch Cruz, cut “snake” TJ Dillashaw’s head off

Cody Garbrandt hasn’t been quiet since he stole the UFC bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz in late December. In the moments after his bantamweight title win, Garbrandt surprised by suggesting he’d like to give Cruz an immediate rematch. Shortly thereafter, he made waves by telling MMA reporter Ariel Helwani that he was interested in a...

Jan 13, 2017 5:57 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz takes jab at Cody Garbrandt

2016 couldn’t have started better for Dominick Cruz. In January, he returned from years on the injury list to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title from TJ Dillashaw. Then, in June, he defended that title against on old rival in Urijah Faber. Unfortunately, however, Cruz failed to end 2016 on the high note with which he...

Jan 9, 2017 9:32 am

After cancelled Caraway bout, Jimmie Rivera sets sights on Dominick Cruz

Until last week, rising bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera expected to take on dangerous veteran Bryan Caraway on the main card of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix. Then, Caraway pulled out of the fight with an injury. Though Ecuador’s Marlon “Chito” Vera was briefly targeted as Caraway’s replacement, Rivera ultimately turned down this last-minute challenge,...

Jan 4, 2017 11:07 am

Dominick Cruz sends message to fans following loss

Dominick Cruz kicked off 2016 by reclaiming the bantamweight championship he never lost inside the Octagon, before then defending the belt against his nemesis Urijah Faber. Despite that, Dominick Cruz entered 2017 without the bantamweight championship. In the final UFC event of 2016, Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated Team Alpa Male prospect Cody...