Dominick Cruz has been out of action for quite some time now. And he has only one person to blame: himself.
He revealed the same during his recent appearance on the MMA Hour.
“What happened is broke my arm and the bone didn’t shift, so since it didn’t shift I didn’t get surgery right away. They said, ‘The bone will fill in the gap on its own, it will heal and everything will be okay.’ Three and a half months later, that did not take place. The bone did not fill in and since I did not get surgery, the bone was not strong. Three months into my arm breaking, when it initially took place, I now have to go to the doctor and they say, ‘Well, on second thought you do need surgery.’ So that four month injury turns into now a seven, eight month injury,” Cruz noted.
Cruz has not fought since his title loss to Cody Garbrandt back at UFC 207. Garbrandt, meanwhile, dropped his title to TJ Dillashaw later and will have a chance to claim it back at UFC 227.