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Dominick Cruz pulls out of UFC 169 with groin tear; vacates title

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With the injury, Cruz is forced to vacate the title and he will be replaced in the UFC 169 main event by his arch rival, Urijah Faber, who will now be getting the shot against new champion Renan Barao on just three weeks notice.

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Fair play on Faber stepping up on 3 weeks notice but how healthy is he? I thought he was suspended due to injured hands... LINK

This injury comes as no surprise. I'd rather see him pull out of the fight than fight the best in the world who offers him a world of threat especially on almost 2 years of surgeries and rust

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This is crazy

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Fucking brutal, gonna exceed a 3 year layoff and that's if he doesn't get hurt again. Sad to see an elite fighter lose so much of their prime from age 26-29. 2-3 fights a year, we'll already miss 6-9 fights and I really enjoy watching Cruz fight.

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I don't see the rematch playing out much differently. Guess Barao will be champion for a good while.

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Very unfortunate for Cruz, I was looking forward to seeing him back in action asap.

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Wow that's unreal Fabor this is probably his last chance he better do something with it

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Another injury! Dude, re-evaluate your training regime because it is fucked up!

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Cruz needs to retire his body just isnt holding up to the constant beating it takes anymore.

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Didn't care for his fighting style. I don't mind him in the booth though.

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Cruz needs to retire his body just isnt holding up to the constant beating it takes anymore.

I hope they find a replacement for Cruz because I really want to see Barao in action again.

This really hurts the upcoming PPV

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UFC needs to have a set amount of time a champion can be out of action. Cruz is all the proof anyone should need Barao should have been the real champ over a year ago. imo if you can't defend your title in 365 days the # 1 and #2 fighters should fight for the title.

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Posted by sparky

Cruz needs to retire his body just isnt holding up to the constant beating it takes anymore.

I hope they find a replacement for Cruz because I really want to see Barao in action again.

This really hurts the upcoming PPV



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I don't even know what to think of this. Obviously it's extremely unfortunate for Cruz, but also for Barao. Cruz really needs to either make some serious changes in the way that he trains or just retire from the sport all together. By the time he fights again he won't even be relevant; most casual fans won't even recognize him. Either way, I feel for him, but I feel for Barao as well. Barao has little to gain in beating Faber again already.

Faber shouldn't be stepping in. There's no way he's healthy enough or even prepared for a rematch with Barao right now. He's being used, and it'll only hurt himself.

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