Dominick Cruz is on the shelf once again. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Dominick Cruz is on the shelf once again.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion has suffered the third torn anterior cruciate ligament of his career.
“It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury,” stated a post on Cruz’s official Facebook page. “This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries.”
A timetable for his return in unknown at this time.
I am devastated 2 inform that my title shot hopes will be even further delayed due 2 broken ankle suffered in training I am sorry once again— Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) December 22, 2014
With both Cruz and Assuncao out with injury for the foreseeable future, former 135-pound kingpin Renan Barao may be the next man up to vie for T.J. Dillashaw’s bantamweight title.