Dominick Cruz Releases Gruesome Post-Surgery Photo of Broken Hand

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Dominick Cruz Releases Gruesome Post-Surgery Photo of Broken Hand

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz successfully defended his championship for the fourth consecutive time earlier this month, defeating speedy competitor Demetrious Johnson by unanimous decision.

It was a decisive victory for Cruz, but many fans were left underwhelmed by his performance.

Johnson was thought to be one of the least-threatening men to challenge for Cruz' belt, yet Cruz had a tough time controlling the fight, in particular having difficulty with Johnson's speed and footwork.

However, after the fight it was revealed that Cruz had a pretty viable excuse for his lackluster performance. During the first round of the fight the champion had broken his right hand.

According to, Cruz recently had surgery on the broken hand and posted a picture of it online, in order to show the fans how his injury was coming along.

The photo will appear on the following slide. It is fairly gruesome, so if you're the squeamish type, I would recommend you stop reading here.

Fair warning.

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