It has been more than two years since former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Bantamweight Championship holder Dominick Cruz entered the UFC Octagon and it will be almost three years by the time he finally ends up there once again after a few failed attempts previously.
The most recent setback he suffered was a tear in his groin which forced him to withdraw from his scheduled bout at UFC 169 for the unification of the UFC Bantamweight Championship against the interim belt holder Renan Barao and was forced to vacate the title after that setback.
However, this recent injury isn’t as serious as it once seemed and according to his trainer Eric Del Fierro, his protégé doesn’t require surgery for this latest injury and he might even be able to return to training within the next six to eight weeks.
According to Del Fierro, Dominick Cruz has a Grade II or III tear in his groin and he will not need to undergo the knife once again but all he needs to do is rest up and wait for the tear to heal and added that there is no way get around it.
According to Del Fierro, Cruz didn’t want to withdraw from the match and was still looking to find some way of fighting against Barao with that injury but he just couldn’t manage it.
Cruz was doing great in training and his sparring was alright but somehow, he managed to overextend his groin and had the tear.
Dominick Cruz will now have to wait and see how the Bantamweight division pans out when he returns, considering Barao has completely decimated the opposition in the division and with his hold being strengthened with the win over Urijah Faber, Cruz will have a difficult road back to championship glory.