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Former UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Sidelined Again With ACL Injury

Kelsey Mowatt

Dominick Cruz

Some unfortunate news has been relayed by Dominick Cruz today, as the former UFC bantamweight champ is reporting that he’s injured an ACL once again.

As you likely know, Cruz went several years without fighting, after he underwent two ALC surgeries, and then injured his groin earlier in 2014. The highly regarded fighter finally returned to action this past September, however, and quickly took out Takeya Mizugaki.

Cruz was expected to face champion TJ Dillashaw next, but on Monday, the following post went up on Cruz’s 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. I want to thank the UFC, my fans and my sponsors ahead of time for your support and prayers. I appreciate you more than you could understand. I don’t have any other facts to share right now. I, along with my camp, respectfully request privacy at this difficult time. Thank You.

So, this is clearly brutal news, but hopefully the injury isn’t too severe and Cruz will be able to return sooner than later.

The 29 year-old fighter currently carries a record of 20-1 and Cruz has won 11 straight bouts.

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