Cruz discusses knee injury, Rousey rumor

by Ariel Helwani | source: mmafighting.com
 

"I was in training camp, I had just gotten done with TUF, (The Ultimate Fighter), and I usually get done about 11. I got to practice at 11:30 and I was sparring that day with kickboxing and takedowns and a guy got behind me in a scramble and he went for a trip, the trip, his hips went in on my knee and it just buckled my knee right then and there. I sat out the rest of the round, threw some ice on my knee, it was pretty painful.

I was just kind of hoping for the best to be honest. I was hoping and praying that it was nothing crazy because it was a very, very loud pop. I kind of went into denial mode for the rest of that day saying 'Oh, I'm fine, I'm fine.' So I took some ibuprofen and that night I went in to get my normal workout in and I go to move around and get my shadowboxing going to warm up and me knee just pops right out. And I just knew right then and there that I needed to go get an MRI and get this checked out because me knee wasn't stable and it kind of felt like I was walking on ice. I went in and got an MRI that day and got the bad results, the bad news."

"Just to shut down some rumors that Faber thinks is funny to start and makes jokes about an Olympic bronze medalists and her taking out me knees. To me it's not really funny, it's just another way to know, for the world to know why me and Faber don't get along. I wasn't training with her at all. I brought her in to help my team on TUF."

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ALL DAY JAY site profile image  

5/10/12 5:55 PM by ALL DAY JAY

That is how I understood it, but maybe my reading ability sucks...

12ealdeal site profile image  

5/10/12 4:48 PM by 12ealdeal

(waives white flag)Congrats you win, you have consumed too much of my time. =)

TimeConsumer site profile image  

5/10/12 2:51 PM by TimeConsumer

That's the only thing you pull from that? I'm sorry to say you are wrong but nice try in thinking that.

12ealdeal site profile image  

5/10/12 2:41 PM by 12ealdeal

As does mine....that you must be shorter than Faber.

Farewell Brock site profile image  

5/10/12 2:04 PM by Farewell Brock

I think he ment injuries involving people who the fighter isn't tearing with in general

TimeConsumer site profile image  

5/10/12 12:39 PM by TimeConsumer

If you find that "witty" and "clever" than my statement still stands true.

spliff site profile image  

5/10/12 12:23 PM by spliff

"I got to practice at 11:30 and I was sparring that day with kickboxing and takedowns and a guy got behind me in a scramble and he went for a trip, the trip, his hips went in on my knee and it just buckled my knee right then and there. I sat out the rest of the round, threw some ice on my knee, it was pretty painful." it is in the article unless UG news added it after Joes comment.. it was nothing like the Diego/Rashad situation  heres  Cruz on the mma hour talking about it http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/5/9/3010421/the-mma-after-hour-dominick-cruz-discusses-devastating-knee-injury 

mikerobmma site profile image  

5/10/12 10:26 AM by mikerobmma

Look at all these people completely misunderstanding what happened. Holy shit bro.... It was his sparring partner going for a trip on him. Wtf people? It should have been an article on what happened, but now it's like 10 people telling the completely wrong version of what happened, and that sort of shit will only continue to spread. Wow.

mikerobmma site profile image  

5/10/12 10:23 AM by mikerobmma

This. Don't understand what the confusion is. It's like watching people play the telephone game, except this time it's written in plain black/white and people can't read English....



 

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