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RUMOUR: Cruz Tears ACL, Cancels Fight With Faber

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This is only a rumour. Not official. So don't get too excited/emotional.

Phytegurus.com has confirmed with sources close to the event that The Ultimate Fighter Coach Dominic Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is pulling out of the much anticipated UFC 148 fight with Urijah Faber (26-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) due to a torn ACL.

It is still unknown if there is or will be a replacement fighter for Faber or if this fight will still maintain the Co-Main Event status.

UFC 148 has become a huge card recently adding UFC Middleweight Champ Anderson Silva’s (31-4 MMA, 14-0 UFC) rematch with Chael Sonnen (27-11-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC).

The LINK, again doesn't look official yet

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Post #1   5/7/12 2:35:31PM   

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God, I hope this isn't true...

I've never heard of this website though so I won't get too worried until we hear more about it.

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Post #2   5/7/12 2:46:29PM   

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seeing multiple tweets supposedly confirming it, most coming from @FrontRowBrian

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make him still fight

Post #4   5/7/12 2:51:51PM   

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Great, now that damned "Rumor has it" song is stuck in my head. "Rumor has it Cruz ain't gonna fight any more"

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mmajunkie is reporting it as well now.

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I wonder if they'll bring in a new coach if they find a new opponent for Faber, like they did with Chuck/Tito

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I wonder if they'll bring in a new coach if they find a new opponent for Faber, like they did with Chuck/Tito



That was my thought too, especially with it being filmed as it airs. This season has probably already been enough of a logistical nightmare with editing done quickly, live fights, and issues with commercials during live fights, and this probably seals it as the hardest season to do from a production standpoint. I'm sure they'll be glad when it's over and they can tweek/revamp it for the next season.

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DAMN!!!! I was looking forward to Cruz taking it to Faber to end this trilogy 2-1. Hopefully it happens down the road

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This is no longer a rumor. It's fact. Dana tweeted it.


@danawhite It's true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info

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Shit... That's brutal. Interm title fight between Faber and Barao maybe? Or Faber and McDonald?

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Posted by Budgellism

Shit... That's brutal. Interm title fight between Faber and Barao maybe? Or Faber and McDonald?

only thing we know for sure is Faber will be fighting....unless he gets injured also

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Posted by Budgellism

Shit... That's brutal. Interm title fight between Faber and Barao maybe? Or Faber and McDonald?

only thing we know for sure is Faber will be fighting....unless he gets injured also



Faber/Barao and McDonald/Menjivar makes a lot of sense to me right now.

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I am more than pissed about this. Shelled out most money ever for a ticket for this.

You add the Edgar vs maynard last May cancelled
Oct gsp vs condit
And reem vs dos santos out. 4th straight Vegas title fight change for me. And with

Cruz out with a acl tear your looking at him out for at least 8 months or more. He won't fight this year

Ufc knows this.

Make Barao vs faber for interim belt

Menivar vs mayday for next title shot

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Another division with a bunch of interesting and fresh title contenders put on hiatus as far as title matters go.

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