Over the last 1,500 days, MMA fans have only had a mere glimpse – 61 seconds worth – of the first UFC and final WEC bantamweight champion do what he does best.
After a series of injuries derailed his stellar title run and 11-fight win streak, the man known as “The Dominator” stormed the Octagon like a hurricane, scoring a blistering first-round KO of Japanese contender Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 in September of 2014.
Then came another tragic setback, his third ACL surgery. Once again, Dominick Cruz was stolen away from fight fans, stalling a championship clash with current UFC bantamweight belt holder TJ Dillashaw.
But finally, Cruz is healthy and ready to tangle for the title this Sunday in Boston.
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