UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has torn his ACL in training and will be unable to compete at UFC 148 this summer as planned.
MMAWeekly reports the unfortunate news.
Cruz was scheduled to take on his chief rival Urijah Faber in a rubber match for the UFC 148 co-main event, supporting a middleweight title fight rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen that had been shuffled onto the card. Cruz and Faber are currently serving as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter: Live on FX; the show has several weeks left in taping, as it was scheduled to lead up to their pay-per-view bout.
How this will affect the flagging reality show and who the UFC will find to replace Cruz – if they don’t just pull Faber from the event outright – remain to be seen, but you can be sure they’re headaches the promotion could’ve done without.
UFC 148 is scheduled to take place on July 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.