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The Return of Cruz is Stopped By Injury


"Dominick Cruz made a spectacular return to the UFC’s Octagon in September of this year, punching Takeya Mizugaki to a knockout just a minute a minute into their fight. He’d shown skeptics everywhere that he continued being the same dominant fighter we had grown to cherish.
"Cruz, who was once the UFC Bantamweight Champion of the World, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), marking the third time this injury has questioned his professional career. This time, it happened on his right knee. Reaching out to his fans via social media, the 29-year-old fighter announced, to his great sadness, that he does not have a planned timeline set for yet another return to the Octagon.
"From his Facebook page:
"It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury. This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries. Leading up to my last fight in September and after, I have practiced a very careful and methodical training and diet regime to keep my body healthy. Unfortunately, this is beyond my understanding and control. I don’t have a timetable for my return but trust and know I will pour my heart and soul into returning to the Octagon."
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