1. Dominick Cruz Flourishing in Analyst Role, Talks Upcoming Card for UFC 187

    When Dominick Cruz steps into the Octagon to do his thing, something special happens. The fleet-footed bantamweight ruled the 135-pound ranks of both the WEC and the UFC until a ...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 1 month ago 1,184 reads 2 comments

  2. Dominick Cruz Injures ACL Again, Fox Sports Co-Workers Show Support

    UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 4:00 p.m. EST: ESPN's Brett Okamoto reported on Twitter that Cruz anticipates a "quick fix" this time around...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 7 months ago 34,559 reads 150 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 23,090 reads 61 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 8,738 reads 34 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 6,027 reads 20 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 11,478 reads 35 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 14,512 reads 46 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 5,185 reads 14 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 1,629 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 4,015 reads 10 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 8,308 reads 19 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 5,013 reads 18 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 6,341 reads 10 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 7,982 reads 25 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 7,735 reads 23 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 3,648 reads 9 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 7,274 reads 30 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 7,488 reads 13 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 15,679 reads 72 comments