Cruz Says 2015 Return “Realistic”

“Is it realistic [to fight before 2015 ends]? I believe it is. Am I going to say that I’m going to do it? I’m only two months into rehab and I need wait a little bit longer before I make a statement like that because right now I’m in the portion where I need the tendon to transform into ACL tissue. They took my patella tendon and now what happens is I’m in the very crucial part of healing, which my tendon is like a piece of Swiss cheese.”

“I’m looking at about four months [rehab], and then from there I’ll be able to give everyone a more definitive answer.”

In a new interview with FOX Sports, Dominick Cruz talks about a realistic return date.

The former champ has spent the majority of his UFC career on the injured list, and only lost his world title due to inactivity. He remains unbeaten in seven years, which includes an 11 fight winning streak, and is 20-1 as a professional MMA Fighter.