Cruz tears ACL, out of fight with Faber

by Damon Martin | source: has confirmed with sources close to the event that The Ultimate Fighter Coach Dominic Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is pulling out of the much anticipated UFC 148 fight with Urijah Faber (26-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) due to a torn ACL.

It is still unknown if there is or will be a replacement fighter for Faber or if this fight will still maintain the co-main event status.

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Update: This rumor has been confirmed to be true by several media sources, including MMA Weekly

The UFC’s reigning bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has been forced out of UFC 148 after suffering a knee injury in training while working at The Ultimate Fighter Live.

Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to on Monday.

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Update: The final word is here, UFC President Dana White confirmed the news:

It's true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info

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tags: Dominick Cruz (detail)  Urijah Faber (detail)  TUF Live   


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SlightlyStoopid site profile image  

5/8/12 7:46 PM by SlightlyStoopid

Ronda said no it wasnt true. Faber is just trolling

rosario00 site profile image  

5/8/12 8:43 AM by rosario00


Jack Skellington site profile image  

5/8/12 8:21 AM by Jack Skellington

 god Cruz must be devistated I know how badley he wanted to punch Faber in the mouth again.

torquemada site profile image  

5/8/12 7:51 AM by torquemada

I've seen a guy tear his ACL just pivoting his weight the wrong way. Shit happens at this level. I am really curious how they're going to handle TUF now.

UK Asylum site profile image  

5/8/12 6:58 AM by UK Asylum

Wow miss 1 day off the computer and fights off already. shame really

Ryan Black site profile image  

5/8/12 6:01 AM by Ryan Black

LMFAO.Faber vs. McDonald/Barao, either would turn the frown obtained upon hearing this news upside-down.

UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

5/8/12 5:06 AM by UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay

Rolling with who? Faber said it might have been Rousey...

The Hyena site profile image  

5/8/12 4:16 AM by The Hyena

nope not at all, just turned while rolling .....

ender852 site profile image  

5/8/12 3:00 AM by ender852

 was it a submission?