Archive: Dominick Cruz

Feb 1, 2014 11:03 am

Dana White Says Overeem & Mir Need To Perform Tonight In Order To Keep Job Safe

“Everybody keeps asking me if those guys are done, if one of them is getting cut or loser leaves or whatever,” said White. “What if the fight is a Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva fight? I’ll keep them both. They need to perform on Saturday night.” Tonight on the UFC 169 pay-per-view card Frank Mir...

Jan 22, 2014 9:39 am

Urijah Faber Explains New Found Mentality

Life can sometimes throw hurdles in your way and attempt to knock you off-balance. Something that MMA veteran Urijah Faber knows all too well. With so much in his basket it is hard to imagine how Faber keeps it together. He took some time with Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” to discuss the hardships...

Jan 8, 2014 6:12 am

Dana White on Anderson Silva: ‘he wants to come back’

During a recent appearance on ESPN, UFC president Dana White announced the news that Dominick Cruz had been injured and would be vacating his Bantamweight title. Along with that announcement White was also asked about former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s leg injury and his recovery. White had this to say about Silva’s injury and...

Jan 8, 2014 6:04 am

Uriah Faber ready to “get a little dirty” with Renan Barao at UFC 169

In recent MMA news, former UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz was forced to pullout of his unification bout with Renan Barao at UFC 169 due to a groin tear. The bout was expected to be Cruz highly awaited return after almost two and a half years from being away from the sport. However, with another...

Jan 7, 2014 12:21 pm

Betting Odds Show Barao as -300 Favorite Over Faber at UFC 169

Following the announcement that Dominick Cruz was relinquishing his UFC bantamweight belt after an injury forced him out of UFC 169, the odds-makers have been busy analyzing the event’s new main event – a rematch between Renan Barao (above) and Urijah Faber for Barao’s new and much-deserved bantamweight title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Dominick Cruz removed from BJPENN.com rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis It was announced yesterday that bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz had suffered a groin tear and would have to withdraw from his bout with interim champion Renan Barao as well as vacate his bantamweight title. The long anticipated return of Cruz was slated for February 1st in New Jersey. Now with Cruz leaving...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 21, 2013 8:24 am

Clint Hester Vs. Andy Enz Added To UFC 169 Lineup

Clint Hester, who competed on the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter, will look to improve his UFC winning streak to three as he takes on UFC newcomer, and 7-0 undefeated Alaskan native Andy Enz. The Bout against these two upcoming fighters was first reported by FoxSports and then was corroborated by UFC officials. Clint...

Dec 20, 2013 8:31 am

UFC On FOX 9 Winners Bobby Green And Abel Trujillo To Face Off At UFC 169

This past Saturday at UFC on FOX9, Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo both picked up important wins on their quest towards title contention. Neither man will get much time to reflect on their victories, however, as they will both return to action at UFC 169 in February. And while they will again be appearing on...

Dec 17, 2013 2:26 pm

Two Bouts Added To UFC 169

Three more UFC newcomers now have their debut matches set up, and all of those matches will be on the Super Bowl weekend UFC 169 card. Neil Magny will meet newcomer Gasan Umalatov in the welterweight division, while Tony Martin and Rashid Magomedov will make their UFC debuts against one-another. UFC 169 will be headlined by dual title...

Dec 14, 2013 9:36 pm

White: You Cannot Deny Urijah Faber Deserves a Title Shot

Urijah Faber, for whatever reason, has always received criticism from people questioning why he’s always on the cusp of a title shot. While it is curious that “The California Kid” seems like he is always one win away from fighting for the championship, it has always been within reason. Taking into consideration that Faber’s only...

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Dec 13, 2013 7:23 am

Al Iaquinta Faces Kevin Lee At UFC 169

Al Iaquinta, who lost in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 15 against Micheal Chiesa, will face undefeated prospect Kevin Lee (pictured) at UFC 169. Lee has won 4 straight by submission, and has won seven fights in a row. Iaquinta has won two out of three of his UFC fights, and looks to...

Dec 11, 2013 8:59 am

John Makdessi Set to Face Alan Patrick at UFC 169 in February

UFC lightweight fighters John Makdessi and Alan Patrick are set to fight at UFC 169, which will take place on February 1 in Newark, New Jersey.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced Tuesday the addition of a lightweight bout between Canadian John Makdessi and Brazilian Alan Patrick to the UFC 169 card. UFC...