UFC Quick Quote: Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz not rushing his injury rehab

Ethan Miller

As badly as his fans want to see him back inside the Octagon, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is not going to rush it. He'll be listening to his doctor's advice which means slow and steady. Hear from the man himself below.

"I'm not gonna let media or anybody else push me on a date. 'Give us a date. That's all we want. We want a date, Dominick. Give us a date to look at!' I can't. I want a date. I don't have one. I'm listening to my doctors because if I don't do that, I get hurt again. The focus is 'pull the reigns down', pull the reigns on myself. Don't let myself go in there too soon and just do the work I can with the UFC, with my sponsors, do everything I can on Fuel TV and say to the fans I will be back. I'm coming back. I'm working hard. No date yet but I'll give it out when I have it. I promise."

--UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz wants to come back just as bad as his fans want him back in the cage, but "The Dominator" isn't going to rush anything. That's what got him in this bad situation in the first place when he reinjured his knee. Cruz tells Sherdog.com that he wants to know when he can compete just as bad as everyone else does. In the meantime, interim champion Renan Barao is set to defend his title for the second time later this year in the main event of UFC 161 against original WEC bantamweight champ Eddie Wineland. When do you think we'll see Cruz back in the cage?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker