1. Dominick Cruz, Cat Zingano and the 1 Easy Way to Kill the UFC's Injury Bug

    The last three UFC events have been chock-full of interesting stories, but the triumphant returns of Dominick Cruz and Cat Zingano were by far the most inspirational...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 2 months ago 22,934 reads 61 comments

  2. Triumphant Return of Dominick Cruz Is MMA's Best Story of 2014

    He was on the sidelines so long that we nearly forgot about him entirely. Nearly three years passed between Dominick Cruz 's last two fights...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 2 months ago 8,695 reads 34 comments

  3. Dominick Cruz: Fights for Him to Take Next? Only One Fight Makes Sense

    For Dominick Cruz , it would appear the hard part is over. Just making it into the cage at UFC 178 was a victory for the former bantamweight king...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 3 months ago 5,986 reads 20 comments

  4. Dominick Cruz, Cat Zingano Earn Title Shots with UFC 178 Knockouts

    UFC 178 wasn't just a great card tonight. It left us with a lot to look forward to. Speaking at the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White minced no words in ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 11,446 reads 35 comments

  5. Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki: What We Learned from Bantamweight Tilt

    Dominick Cruz made his long-awaited UFC return at UFC 178 on Saturday, and it could not have gone much better for him...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 14,474 reads 46 comments

  6. UFC 178: Last-Minute Predictions You Can Take to the Bank

    Well, it's only hours away now. The UFC takes to pay-per-view on Saturday evening, offering up a deep card full of meaningful and interesting bouts...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 5,159 reads 14 comments

  7. UFC 178: Dominick Cruz, Cat Zingano and the Redemption Found in the Octagon

    It's a struggle. Blood on the canvas, smears of sweat. Panting, heaving, straining every muscle to its very limit and then beyond...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 3 months ago 1,611 reads 0 comments

  8. Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    When the Octagon door shuts on Dominick Cruz at UFC 178 , it will be his first time in competition since October 2011...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 3 months ago 3,995 reads 10 comments

  9. Return of the King: Can Former UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Reclaim His Throne?

    It seems ridiculous considering his placement on this weekend's UFC 178 preliminaries, but, believe it or not, bantamweight Dominick Cruz was once one of the most dominant champions in UFC history...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 8,287 reads 19 comments

  10. Dominick Cruz: How the Former Champ Dominated His Demons Before UFC 178

    The world is won by the man who lets it go. - Dominick Cruz The former UFC bantamweight champion speaks with sophistication, with a refined sense of purpose learned through mental anguish and physical struggle alike...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 3 months ago 4,898 reads 18 comments

  11. UFC 178: Who's on the Hot Seat?

    At UFC 178, Demetrious Johnson will attempt to extend his reign as 125-pound champion against Chris Cariaso . However, the main event may not even be one of the more intriguing matchups on the card...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 3 months ago 6,334 reads 10 comments

  12. The Fighting Life: The Perseverance of Dominick Cruz

    An athlete's career is divided up into chapters, and the overall journey is the cumulative sum of all the moving parts...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 7,943 reads 25 comments

  13. Former UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Return Bout Downgraded to UFC 178 Prelims

    After being sidelined for nearly three years, Dominick Cruz will make his long-awaited UFC return at UFC 178 against Takeya Mizugaki . There’s one problem, though: The fight won’t be featured on the actual pay-per-view card...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 4 months ago 7,714 reads 23 comments

  14. 3 Bantamweight Title Fights We'd Have Preferred over Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch

    At UFC 173 T.J. Dillashaw put on a scientific performance against Renan Barao , dominating the former champion for almost an entire five rounds before putting him away in the middle of the last round...

    Mike Wellman Written by Mike Wellman about 4 months ago 3,624 reads 9 comments

  15. Dominick Cruz: Most Doctors and Therapists Unprepared to Treat MMA Fighters

    Dominick Cruz , the longtime UFC bantamweight champion who was forced to abdicate his title after missing more than two years with injuries, is returning to Octagon competition this fall...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 5 months ago 7,243 reads 30 comments

  16. Dominick Cruz Return: What the Ex-Champ Must Do to Return to Glory

    Dominick Cruz was once considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the face of the planet. Victories over former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber ...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 5 months ago 7,469 reads 13 comments

  17. Dominick Cruz Will Make Return vs. Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178

    Welcome back, Dominick Cruz. The former UFC bantamweight champion Cruz has been out of action since the fall of 2011, but he will make his return to the Octagon nearly three years later at UFC 178 ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 5 months ago 15,661 reads 72 comments

  18. UFC 173 Results: 3 Fights for T.J. Dillashaw to Take Next

    T.J. Dillashaw shocked fans and experts alike Saturday with a one-sided beating that concluded with a TKO of Renan Barao late in their bantamweight title fight at UFC 173 on Saturday in Las Vegas...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 7 months ago 14,471 reads 32 comments

  19. Dropping Knowledge: Michael Bisping and Dominick Cruz Break Down Fight Night 40

    The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 7 months ago 5,202 reads 4 comments

  20. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker April 2014 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 3,002 reads 7 comments

  21. Rashad Evans and the Most Injury-Prone Fighters in the UFC Right Now

    When news recently broke on ESPN that Rashad Evans had pulled out of his UFC 170 bout with Daniel Cormier, expressions of surprise within the MMA community were rarer than unicorn sightings...

    James MacDonald Written by James MacDonald about 10 months ago 16,425 reads 20 comments

  22. Dominick Cruz out 6-8 Weeks, Has No Opponent in Mind for When He Returns

    Eric Del Fierro, head coach of the Alliance Training Center, appeared on MMAFighting.com's The MMA Hour to discuss his star pupil, Dominick Cruz ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 11 months ago 13,476 reads 52 comments

  23. What Is the Best Course of Action for Dominick Cruz Upon His UFC Return?

    Whether or not you're a fan of Dominick Cruz is not the question here. After all that he has gone through, one has to feel for the former WEC and UFC bantamweight champion...

    Bryan Levick Written by Bryan Levick about 11 months ago 6,616 reads 29 comments

  24. UFC 169: Injury Has Rivals Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber Both Facing Long Odds

    It must needle Dominick Cruz to know the latest episode in his seemingly endless, excruciating series of injury setbacks opened another door for Urijah Faber ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 11 months ago 20,018 reads 39 comments

  25. Dominick Cruz out of UFC 169, Vacates Title; Urijah Faber to Challenge Barao

    Dominick Cruz suffered a groin tear that forced him out of his UFC 169 title fight against Renan Barao. In Cruz's place, Team Alpha Male product Urijah Faber will challenge Barao on the Feb...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 12 months ago 8,696 reads 31 comments