DOMINICK CRUZ FULLY CONFIDENT IN HEALTH OF KNEES ENTERING UFC TITLE FIGHT
By Nicholas Goss, nesn.com
BOSTON — A UFC fighter having to recover from an ACL injury once is hard enough. Dominick Cruz has done it three times. Cruz, who didn’t fight in 2012 or 2013 because of injuries, was forced to vacate the UFC bantamweight title in 2014 when ailments prevented him from defending the belt inside the octagon. He returned in September of that year to fight Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 and posted a dominant first-round TKO, only to suffer another setback that December when he tore his ACL again.