Dominick Cruz, the longtime UFC bantamweight champion who was forced to abdicate his title after missing more than two years with injuries, is returning to Octagon competition this fall. But he suggested Monday that his return might have been even slower had he continued with a previous course of treatment. That course, Cruz suggested, may not have reflected a thorough understanding of MMA, and as a result he eventually took his care path into his own hands.
"The therapists really don't know wha more
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to return to the cage after nearly three years on the shelf. more
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will get a meaningful fight in his long-awaited return to action.
Cruz, who has been sidelined by injuries for the past two-and-a-half years, will meet veteran Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. ESPN.com reported the bout on Tuesday.
The San Diego-based fighter was world bantamweight champion dating back to winning the WEC title from Brian Bowles on March 6, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. A successful defense against Scott Jorgensen on t more
Welcome back, Dominick Cruz.
The former UFC bantamweight champion Cruz has been out of action since the fall of 2011, but he will make his return to the Octagon nearly three years later at UFC 178.
Cruz teased his fight earlier in the day prior to the revelation of who his opponent would be. Cruz confirmed his return bout to ESPN on Tuesday evening, and he will go opposite No. 5-ranked Takeya Mizugaki.
Mizugaki has been on a roll in recent fights. The former WEC title contender has reeled off fi more
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to make his long-awaited return at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki, UFC officials confirmed on Tuesday evening. more
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz finally has a return date set, but being at the sidelines for this long has already cost him millions.
Dominick Cruz became the consensus number 1 bantamweight when he first won the WEC strap back in 2010. He has defended that belt twice with the promotion, and twice more as the UFC titlist, establishing himself as one of the most unique and promising champions in the sport. Multiple injuries have sidelined him for almost 3 years, and not only did h more
Music to UFC's ears. T.J. Dillashaw has only been bantamweight champion for a little under two months, but he's already made it clear that he'll be a "company man" for Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC).
Prior to the announcement on "UFC Tonight" that the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion was targeting an instant rematch between himself and Renan Barao -- the man he dethroned at UFC 173 this past May -- "The Viper" spoke to FOX Sports regarding his next title defense.
When asked about a possi more
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is No. 9 in the UFC's official pound-for-pound rankings, but apparently that isn't good enough for her head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. Speaking as a guest on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour last week (h/t MMA Fighting), Tarverdyan made the bold proclamation that the "Rowdy" one has proved she deserves to be ranked in elite territory with any male counterpart: "Top three, for sure. Top three, yes," he said when asked where Rousey ranks among active fight more
UFC media panelists were impressed enough by Conor McGregor's showing last Saturday to give him a spot in the top 10 in the featherweight division.
The latest UFC rankings came out yesterday, and the biggest notable change coming out of the UFC Fight Night Dublin show was Conor McGregor making the top 10 of featherweight for the first time. It's a bit surprising that McGregor, who hasn't beaten a single ranked opponent en route to this spot, was rewarded as such, but I guess style points plays a more