It’s been a year and a half since Dominick Cruz has fought. The UFC Bantamweight Champ was scheduled to defend his strap against Urijah Faber in a rubber match at UFC 148. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury in training and was replaced by current interim champion Renan Barao. Last December  Cruz underwent  a second surgery on his ACL after re-injuring himself once again in training. Cruz met up with and gave a few words:

“I’m not gonna let media or anybody else push me on a date. ‘Give us a  date. That’s all we want. We want a date, Dominick. Give us a date to  look at!’ I can’t. I want a date. I don’t have one. I’m listening to my  doctors because if I don’t do that, I get hurt again. The focus is ‘pull  the reigns down’, pull the reigns on myself. Don’t let myself go in  there too soon and just do the work I can with the UFC, with my  sponsors, do everything I can on Fuel TV and say to the fans I will be  back. I’m coming back. I’m working hard. No date yet but I’ll give it  out when I have it. I promise.”

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