UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz will drive the pace car at the upcoming Subway Fresh Fit 500 NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway on March 4, 2012, in Avondale, Arizona. The race will be broadcast on FOX. That's just five days before The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 debuts on FX, the season he coaches opposite Urijah Faber. Cross promotion!
UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz rub elbows with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and cornerback Asante Samuel at a recent practice for the NFL team (Pic). Both star players are noted fight fans, particularly Vick, who will reportedly be in attendance at this weekend's UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz 2' event at the Wells Fargo Center. Pundits are calling the Eagles the "Dream Team" this season ... maybe at the end of the year they will have titles of their own. But will Edgar and Cruz still have theirs?
UFC stars Chuck Liddell, Dominick Cruz, Brian Stann, Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller and Matt Serra (via Twitter) spent some time with troops down in Fort Hood, Texas in advance of Fight Night 23 tomorrow night (Jan. 22) to help raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. You can donate to the cause by clicking here. Remember tomorrow night MMAMania.com will have complete comprehensive results and live fight coverage of all the main card action for "Fight for the Troops 2" as well as provide all the latest fallout once the event is in the books.
Dominick Cruz tweets a picture of his hand "15 hours" after doctors operated on it. The UFC bantamweight champion will likely be out until at least the summer.
Dominick Cruz, who broke his left index finger prior to fighting Joseph Benavidez in August of last year (2010), will reportedly have surgery this week, according to ESPN.com. The UFC bantamweight champion commented on his recovery process: "It could be six months, but I'm not planning on six months. I'll say that it will take me eight weeks to recover and 12 weeks to punch again." Will a long awaited rematch against Urijah Faber be awaiting him upon his return?