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12/3/12 1:39 PM
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http://mmajunkie.com/news/2012/12/ufc-champ-dominick-cruzs-return-pushed-back-by-second-acl-surgery

Dominick Cruz underwent another major knee surgery this past week, and it'll likely further delay his return to the octagon.

Trainer Eric Del Fierro today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Cruz's anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was replaced after his body rejected one from a cadaver.

The UFC bantamweight champion is in Los Angeles today to meet with a doctor who will give him a timeline for his return, DelFierro said, though he estimated it could set the fighter back another six to nine months.

Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) underwent corrective surgery in June after tearing his ACL in preparation for a rematch with Urijah Faber, who coached opposite him on "The Ultimate Fighter 15." The two were scheduled to meet at UFC 148 on July 2, but Cruz was forced out of the fight, and Renan Barao went on to beat Faber to claim an interim title at UFC 149.

Del Fierro said Cruz's ACL was replaced, as well as his MCL, which had been torn prior to a fight with Charlie Valencia in 2008.

Following several months of recovery, the MCL held while the ACL did not.

"He's pissed and disappointed," Del Fierro said. "But I think he's doing better now. Once he talked to the doctor and found out what was going on, he felt much better."

The trainer said Cruz's training was advancing with the approval of his doctor and physical therapist, but he had not been cleared to prepare for a fight.
12/3/12 1:41 PM
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Looks like he will be out most of 2013, possibly making his return 4th quarter of 2013.

This guarantees Mayday/Barao interim title fight.
12/3/12 1:45 PM
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By the time he returns he will have been out 2 years.

12/3/12 1:48 PM
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Why the HELL did he go the cadaver route????? That is absolutely ridiculous for an athlete who's career depends on the outcome of this surgery to choose an option so outdated that most surgeons don't even offer it anymore.

(Yes I've had my ACL completely torn and rebuilt... Via patellar tendon) Phone Post
12/3/12 1:56 PM
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Geeez, what bad luck for the Dom! For a guy that relies so much on movement.....this might be the end at being on top. He will always be competitive, just not sure he'll stay on top!
12/3/12 1:56 PM
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JayBRO -  Why the HELL did he go the cadaver route????? That is absolutely ridiculous for an athlete who's career depends on the outcome of this surgery to choose an option so outdated that most surgeons don't even offer it anymore.

(Yes I've had my ACL completely torn and rebuilt... Via patellar tendon) Phone Post

Because they want to get a black guys ligaments/tendons to get that extra advantage.  He should see if he can get Jovan Belcher's.  He'd be flying around the Octagon in 6 months.


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12/3/12 1:59 PM
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JayBRO -  Why the HELL did he go the cadaver route????? That is absolutely ridiculous for an athlete who's career depends on the outcome of this surgery to choose an option so outdated that most surgeons don't even offer it anymore.

(Yes I've had my ACL completely torn and rebuilt... Via patellar tendon) Phone Post

Because they want to get a black guys ligaments/tendons to get that extra advantage.  He should see if he can get Jovan Belcher's.  He'd be flying around the Octagon in 6 months.


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I thought it was funny. No ban. Phone Post
12/3/12 2:00 PM
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Honestly he should relinquish the title. I don't want to see barao holding a fake belt for a year.

He can fight for the number one cintendership when he returns Phone Post
12/3/12 2:01 PM
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That's sad to hear ... Guy can't get a break ... TTT for a full and speedy recovery ... Phone Post
12/3/12 2:03 PM
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I think they will strip Cruz. For guys like GSP or Silva, big stars who have long running defenses its bad for business stripping them because those records help sell fights, SIlva with 10 defenses or whatever helps them so they wont strip GSP or Silva or Jones.

Cruz isnt a star so I think they would strip him to keep the div moving. Suck for Barao cause he will never be recognized as the BW champ of the world until he beats the BW champ of the world Dom Cruz.

But I think they will move ahead with Barao/mayday for the interim title and see how Dom is recovering, by the second defense of the interim belt they will see how Dom is doing and then decide if they want to make it the real belt or just keep it the interim one.

12/3/12 2:05 PM
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JayBRO -  Why the HELL did he go the cadaver route????? That is absolutely ridiculous for an athlete who's career depends on the outcome of this surgery to choose an option so outdated that most surgeons don't even offer it anymore.

(Yes I've had my ACL completely torn and rebuilt... Via patellar tendon) Phone Post

Because they want to get a black guys ligaments/tendons to get that extra advantage.  He should see if he can get Jovan Belcher's.  He'd be flying around the Octagon in 6 months.


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12/3/12 2:06 PM
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caseharts - Honestly he should relinquish the title. I don't want to see barao holding a fake belt for a year.

He can fight for the number one cintendership when he returns Phone Post
And I consider my self a supporter of Cruz usually. And hope he comes back strong. Phone Post
12/3/12 2:09 PM
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caseharts - Honestly he should relinquish the title. I don't want to see barao holding a fake belt for a year.

He can fight for the number one cintendership when he returns Phone Post
And I consider my self a supporter of Cruz usually. And hope he comes back strong. Phone Post

I agree with you. It's not like he was a long reigning champ who was the face of the division. With the severity and length of the injury, it would be nice to see him in the cage once before fighting for the title again. Just to see how he looks.
This injury seems much worse a tuneup fight would really help before a title fight. Gsp is just a badass and can do what he did Phone Post
12/3/12 2:10 PM
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Hope he recovers quickly and well!
12/3/12 2:11 PM
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Geeze. Think they'll just promote Barao? Phone Post
12/3/12 2:11 PM
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man that is a rough s t y l e first Cruz, then Browne ,then Cruz again.
12/3/12 2:16 PM
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wtf? ^it wont let me type " in my last post.
12/3/12 2:16 PM
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S t y l e .
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12/3/12 2:18 PM
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I bet Faber gets a title shot within 2 fights.

12/3/12 2:23 PM
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Man... hope he comes back strong. That's rough.

12/3/12 2:24 PM
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Give barao the title and cruz get interim. Then when he is back to fighting shape he can fight whoever is the champ at that time Phone Post
12/3/12 2:28 PM
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caseharts - Honestly he should relinquish the title. I don't want to see barao holding a fake belt for a year.

He can fight for the number one cintendership when he returns Phone Post
And I consider my self a supporter of Cruz usually. And hope he comes back strong. Phone Post
He shouldn't have to fight anyone but the current champ he should lose his title but be guaranteed a shot upon return. Barao should be able to defend the belt a couple times in between. Phone Post
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They'll probably strip Dom of the title and just hand it to Faber. He wouldn't even need to fight for it.

12/3/12 2:38 PM
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