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Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is set to return to the UFC Octagon after a gap of over two years following a twin surgery and is preparing to defend his lineal championship belt against the interim title holder Renan Barao.
But his return has already been mired in controversy with Dana White, the president of the UFC commenting that he feels Cruz could have easily made a return much sooner.
Cruz will put his belt on the line at UFC 169 but if White is to be believed, he stalled on his return and took longer to get back and he should normally have taken. Speaking to the media, White made the comments, although he stated that he shouldn’t be making such comments but that’s what he feels.
White mentioned that Dominick Cruz is training extremely hard for his return to the Octagon as he looks to get over every inch of ring rust that might have accumulated over time, adding that over the last few weeks he has seen Cruz do things which makes him feel he stalled on his return and could have defended the belt much earlier.
Cruz has not faced defeat in the UFC in the last six years and is on a run of ten matches unbeaten while Barao is undefeated for the last eight years and over thirty matches. White went to add further insult to injury when he mentioned that Dominick Cruz is perhaps doing the right thing by pushing him in training because no one would come face to face against a monster challenge in the form of Barao after being on the sidelines for the last two years.
The UFC president is also hoping the match lives up to the pre-match hype that it has gathered as well.
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An anniversary is approaching the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz did not wish to celebrate; October 1 will come as the second anniversary since he was healthy enough to take on an opponent inside the UFC Octagon and defend the title belt.
That means he has been on the shelf for twenty four months in the prime of his career; considering the fact that he is just 28 years old, he spent the last two years recuperating his ACL injury instead of fighting the likes of Renan Barao and defending his title.
Cruz was scheduled to fight against long time rival Urijah Faber in 2012 but a blown knee forced him to sit out the trilogy of their fabled encounter. At the end of last years, he required another surgery after his body rejected the initial surgery. Barao is in a position where, as the interim UFC Bantamweight champion, he is sure to get a shot at the reigning champion Dominick Cruz when he returns to the ring.
But right now, he is hoping that he is fit enough to spar in training and not spend time nursing the injury anymore. According to Cruz, the doctors have cleared him for drill grappling as well as a certain limit of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Although it is a far cry from the sparring sessions he is crying out for, it seems that Cruz already has a tentative date set for his return to the cage.
In a recent interview, the Brazilian Barao stated that Dominick Cruz told him that he will get his title unification bout in February and it is clear that Cruz is planning to take things slow and not rush into it as he cannot afford another injury to sideline him for a long period.
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