'Devastated' Raphael Assuncao breaks ankle in training
With Dominick Cruz suffering another injury, it could have been good news for Raphael Assuncao. However, the Brazilian bantamweight is also out with an injury.
Assuncao, who was hoping to fight for the UFC title after scoring seven straight wins as a bantamweight, but saw Cruz eventually taking his place against T.J. Dillashaw, won’t be able to return to the Octagon due to a broken ankle.
Former UFC champion Dominick Cruz sidelined with another knee injury
Dominick Cruz has suffered another knee injury.
The former UFC bantamweight champion, who was sidelined for years after suffering consecutive knee injuries, has now suffered an ACL injury in his right knee.
"It is with great sadness to report I have experienced another ACL injury," Cruz posted on his Facebook page. "This time it’s in the right knee, opposite side of my first and second ACL injuries."
Video: Conor McGregor Can Kick, Too
Dennis Siver is known for his sensational kicks ... but may have met his match in UFC Fight Night 59 headliner Conor McGregor, who sure is showing that yellow wall who's boss. Can he do likewise on Jan. 18 in Boston?
UFC on Fight Night 58 bonuses: Lyoto Machida body kick knockout earns $50K
UFC Fight Night 58: "Machida vs. Dollaway" from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
Performance of the Night -- Lyoto Machida
Performance of the Night -- Renan Barao
Performance of the Night -- Vitor Miranda
Performance of the Night -- Erick Silva