Many of you are aware that current UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz was forced to withdraw from his planned matchup against Urijah Faber due to a knee injury sustained during training. Cruz posted this picture of his knee on his Twitter page today after undergoing surgery on Wednesday.
The “Dominator” underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. The good news is that the procedure was successful, but the champion is likely to be out of action for the next eight to nine months recovering and rehabbing the injury.
Cruz and Faber were head coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter: Live” reality show which ended last week. The two coaches were scheduled to fight at UFC 148, but Cruz blew out his knee and had to withdraw from the fight. Faber will face Renan Barao for an interim bantamweight title at UFC 148.
Dominick was one of the fighters who made the transition over to the UFC after the now defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) promotion was merged with the UFC. He entered the UFC as the bantamweight champion having been champ over in the WEC and has defended the belt twice. The first title defense was against Urijah Faber who he met for the second time after losing in their first bout. Most recently, he defeated Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision at a UFC Live event in October 2011.