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5/9/12 11:52 PM
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"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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5/9/12 11:53 PM
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Who cares? Nobody watches that show, nobody watches the boring division
5/9/12 11:55 PM
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wufwugy - Who cares? Nobody watches that show, nobody watches the boring division
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5/9/12 11:59 PM
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Well I hope Cruz can make a speedy recovery and be the same fighter he was.
5/10/12 12:01 AM
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Lol fabers jokes tend to suck..
"Let's work out in his teams room! Get real sweaty together! That will show Dominick what's up!" Phone Post
5/10/12 12:02 AM
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Rhonda learning Leg Locks... Uh oh ... God I hope she goes for the Banana split (like Mr. Belcher did) when/if she fights Tate again.

Bummed Cruz got hurt was looking forward to this fight! Hope he heals quick and we get the rubber match sooner than later!! Phone Post
5/10/12 12:59 AM
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She be takin' out me knees and bakin' me a mashed poe-tay-toes ober me pot o' gold!
5/10/12 1:15 AM
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RandyDarsh - Lol fabers jokes tend to suck..
"Let's work out in his teams room! Get real sweaty together! That will show Dominick what's up!" Phone Post
And cruzes is better? "the only thing you will beat me in faber is a short contest." What a real scorcher that was. Phone Post
You idiot that was hilarious! What else can Faber say? NOTHING! the joke is pure fact. Phone Post
5/10/12 1:17 AM
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5/10/12 1:22 AM
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Faber didn't seem to be making a joke, he seemed to have just heard a rumour it was while sparring with Rhonda and was genuinely confused.

Cruz is so sensitive and butthurt over Faber getting attention.

After Frye exposed he lied about his past, I think he's an unbalanced guy.
5/10/12 2:23 AM
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ChaosOverkill - Faber didn't seem to be making a joke, he seemed to have just heard a rumour it was while sparring with Rhonda and was genuinely confused.

Cruz is so sensitive and butthurt over Faber getting attention.

After Frye exposed he lied about his past, I think he's an unbalanced guy.
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5/10/12 2:28 AM
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I use to be a faber fan before this season of tuf, now I see him as a snobby rich kid. He is very annoying, and doesn't seem to think the sport well.

Cruz on the other hand; was not a Dan of him and his last fight with faber I found it boring...however, he seems to be extremely intelligent, and appears to be there truly for the team.

I hope he comes back strong and kicks fabers ass. Phone Post
5/10/12 2:29 AM
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wufwugy - Who cares? Nobody watches that show, nobody watches the boring division
Sadly you are possibly right... Can't speak about live TUF as we dont get it here as far as I know, but for whatever reason, people don't seem to want to see 135's that much, regardless of them being more active and less stalling than heavier weight guys...

I guess it is a hangover from the heavyweight boxing champ being seen as the toughest man in the world etc... Phone Post
5/10/12 2:36 AM
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ChaosOverkill - Faber didn't seem to be making a joke, he seemed to have just heard a rumour it was while sparring with Rhonda and was genuinely confused.

Cruz is so sensitive and butthurt over Faber getting attention.

After Frye exposed he lied about his past, I think he's an unbalanced guy.
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5/10/12 2:40 AM
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ChaosOverkill - Faber didn't seem to be making a joke, he seemed to have just heard a rumour it was while sparring with Rhonda and was genuinely confused.

Cruz is so sensitive and butthurt over Faber getting attention.

After Frye exposed he lied about his past, I think he's an unbalanced guy.
Lies?? <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


He said he started out in his garage and had nothing its all why he is who is or something, and in a recent interview Don Frye called him full of shit and that he was trained by something he knew
5/10/12 2:42 AM
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ChaosOverkill - Faber didn't seem to be making a joke, he seemed to have just heard a rumour it was while sparring with Rhonda and was genuinely confused.

Cruz is so sensitive and butthurt over Faber getting attention.

After Frye exposed he lied about his past, I think he's an unbalanced guy.
Lied about his past...? Explain <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


See my response to Demon basketball.

Search for an interview with Don Frye a week or so ago.
5/10/12 2:47 AM
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UGCTT_El Pescadero - Rhonda learning Leg Locks... Uh oh ... God I hope she goes for the Banana split (like Mr. Belcher did) when/if she fights Tate again.

Bummed Cruz got hurt was looking forward to this fight! Hope he heals quick and we get the rubber match sooner than later!! Phone Post
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5/10/12 2:47 AM
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ChaosOverkill - Faber didn't seem to be making a joke, he seemed to have just heard a rumour it was while sparring with Rhonda and was genuinely confused.

Cruz is so sensitive and butthurt over Faber getting attention.

After Frye exposed he lied about his past, I think he's an unbalanced guy.
Lied about his past...? Explain <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


See my response to Demon basketball.

Search for an interview with Don Frye a week or so ago.
To be fair Don Frye may have been drunk at the time, or anytime so just spouting out nonsense. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


*shrug* wouldn't put it past Cruz, he seems way too full of himself and image sensitive.
5/10/12 4:08 AM
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 It's kind of shocking to me how many professional fighters on a championship level actually get injured because someone next to them collided with them in training.  Not even their sparring partner.
Absolutely no offense to anyone injured or involved, but quite honestly that shit seems awful bush league.  I couldn't imagine hearing about a professional boxer that got removed from a championship fight because while he was sparring somene else in the same ring with him ran into him and hurt him.
That just seems utterly fucked and avoidable with the proper attention.
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Joe Rogan -  It's kind of shocking to me how many professional fighters on a championship level actually get injured because someone next to them collided with them in training.  Not even their sparring partner.
Absolutely no offense to anyone injured or involved, but quite honestly that shit seems awful bush league.  I couldn't imagine hearing about a professional boxer that got removed from a championship fight because while he was sparring somene else in the same ring with him ran into him and hurt him.
That just seems utterly fucked and avoidable with the proper attention.


OMG THIS x 1000000000000000!!!

Thank You so much for saying this.

Why in the hell is a Pro Fighter...scratch that...A Champion Pro Fighter practicing on a crowded fucking mat? This shit has to stop! These guys need to start training like the Pro Athletes they are. I cringe every time I see behind the scenes footage of pro fighters rolling on a crowded mat or see them sparring without headgear.

Do accidents like this happen in Boxing? Yes, but its fucking rare! Why? Because they treat their pro fighters, especially their Champion fighters, LIKE GOLD!

Floyd Mayweather should be the blueprint for champion fighters who train and practice.

***I think Brock Lesnar had the right approach when he fought MMA.
5/10/12 4:28 AM
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Joe Rogan -  It's kind of shocking to me how many professional fighters on a championship level actually get injured because someone next to them collided with them in training.  Not even their sparring partner.
Absolutely no offense to anyone injured or involved, but quite honestly that shit seems awful bush league.  I couldn't imagine hearing about a professional boxer that got removed from a championship fight because while he was sparring somene else in the same ring with him ran into him and hurt him.
That just seems utterly fucked and avoidable with the proper attention.



Exactly what I thought when Sanchez took out Rashad for the Shogun fight. Before that I assumed that fighters would train in near isolation (bar direct sparring/training partners) for fights, especially championship fights.
5/10/12 5:03 AM
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I agree. Seems fishy.

I'm guessing he's hiding the embarrassment of tearing it while having sex with Rousey.

I could easily be wrong. But I'm probably not.
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Joe Rogan -  It's kind of shocking to me how many professional fighters on a championship level actually get injured because someone next to them collided with them in training.  Not even their sparring partner.
Absolutely no offense to anyone injured or involved, but quite honestly that shit seems awful bush league.  I couldn't imagine hearing about a professional boxer that got removed from a championship fight because while he was sparring somene else in the same ring with him ran into him and hurt him.
That just seems utterly fucked and avoidable with the proper attention.
Didn't Cruz say the guy got behind him in a scramble and went for a trip?
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officedrone23 - Haven't watched a single episode this season (it's played out and I'm a Faber fan just like I love boybands in the 90's) but it has to to for Cruz after all the work he has put in.



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