Former UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz has had a career plagued with injuries. These injuries have resulted in him not fighting since December 30, 2016, at UFC 207 where he lost his title in dominant fashion against then prospect Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt.
But now former champion Cruz has again struck bad luck as he has now pulled out of his fight against Josh Linekar at UFC 233 that was supposed to take place on January 26, 2019, at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
He revealed that he had suffered two torn ligaments in his right shoulder during a sparring session for which he has to undergo surgery.
Dominick Cruz took to Twitter to ask fans for their thoughts and prayer as he goes in for shoulder surgery.
╳ Shoulder surgery today… Keep me in your thoughts and prayers 🙏╳ .#DominickCruz #DomCruz #TeamCruz #CruzAlliance #UFC #MMA .
Snapchat | DomCruz619
Twitter | @DominickCruz
Web | https://t.co/0hAwOxEWI0 pic.twitter.com/po0WFGJwmO
— Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) January 8, 2019
“╳ Shoulder surgery today… Keep me in your thoughts and prayers
#DominickCruz #DomCruz #TeamCruz #CruzAlliance #UFC #MMA . Snapchat | DomCruz619 Twitter | @DominickCruz Web | http://www.DomCruzMMA.com “, Cruz Wrote.
He won his UFC title by beating TJ Dillashaw back in January of 2016, eventually losing it to Cody Garbrandt in December 2016.
The MMA India team wishes Dominick Cruz all the best and we hope he has a speedy recovery and eventually returns back to the Octagon and entertain Mixed Martial Arts fans around the world.