Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is antivcipating an August return to the octagon and likes a potential match-up against Takeya Mizugaki. Dominick Cruz is eyeing a potential return to the octagon as early as August.
The former WEC and UFC bantamweight champion, who has been on a forced hiatus due to several ACL injuries, believes he could be ready to return to the octagon by UFC 177 on August 30.
Cruz's coach Eric Del Fierro informed UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani that "The Dominator" more
As reported by Ariel Helwani Wednesday on UFC Tonight, UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort now says he's ready to make a return to fighting and intends to face the winner of UFC 175's main event between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.
According to his wife Joana Prado, Belfort's team has also been informed by the UFC that he is next in line for a shot at the middleweight title. Prado, along with Belfort's manager Glenn Robinson, has recently taken over the day-to-day more
For Dominick Cruz, a long and often frustrating three-year wait may finally be at an end.
According to Eric del Fierro, Cruz's head coach at Alliance MMA, the snakebitten former UFC bantamweight champion will be fully recovered from injury and ready to fight by August 30, 2014 at UFC 177, if the UFC's requires his services for the pay-per-view card -- although del Fierro noted that a September booking would be preferable.
MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday's edition o more
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Dominick Cruz’s extended hiatus could finally be reaching its end. more
"The Dominator" looks to begin his road back to the title this fall.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz looks to finally make his long-awaited return to the Octagon this September, after sitting on the sidelines for nearly three years due to recurring problems with his injured ACL.
And "The Dominator" already has someone in his sights, as he looks to tango against former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) stablemate, Takeya Mizugaki.
Eric Del Fierro, Cr more
On the latest episode of The MMA Beat, the panel discusses a variety of topics including the half-year review, Vitor Belfort's ongoing pursuit for a title shot, BJ Penn's featherweight debut, and much more. more
Vitor Belfort has been told he will fight for the middleweight championship when he returns to the Octagon, and he wants to do it in his hometown.
"The Phenom" told Tatame he wants to face the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He declined to make a prediction for the main event of UFC 175, on July 5, but indicates Weidman as a preferable opponent.
"Bring Weidman. Tell him to train more," Belfort said. "Weidman and Vitor. It’s a fight for Mar more
Because Brazil is the one place Belfort can still get licensed lickety-split.
Lyoto Machida has a chance to capture the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) when he fights Chris Weidman in the UFC 175 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which goes down inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
But Vitor Belfort can only see the "All American."
That means "The Phenom" will be waiting for Weidman at the conclusion of this weekend's mix more