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Dominick Cruz injury update: 'The Dominator' tweets post-surgery photo of mangled hand (Pic)

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Photo via <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/TheDomin8r/status/124550664750764032">@TheDomin8r</a>
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No, this isn't the poster to "The Human Centipede 2."

Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz shredded his hand in the main event of UFC on Versus 6, where he successfully defended his 135-pound title against Demetrious Johnson at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., back on Oct. 1, 2011.

"The Dominator" explains the injury to ESPN.com:

"It's basically the exact same injury I had on my left hand. Same knuckle, same everything. The tendon is completely ripped off the bone and my finger is popping out of its socket due to that. And the knuckle just dislocates when I make a fist. I have to get that tendon that ripped reattached with surgery. After I got the surgery on my left hand the doctor said it would be stronger. And it's true. It is stronger. He put an extra piece of tendon over the top of the knuckle so it's braced for impact. He did some voodoo stuff with it that he drilled a hole through the knuckle and tied it so tight that there's no way for that tendon to lift back up off the bone again. I really feel like it's stronger than it was in the first place and I won't have any issues with it anymore."

Cruz is on the shelf until 2012 when he will likely defend his bantamweight crown against the winner of Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles, who are scheduled to hook 'em up at the UFC 139 pay-per-view event next month in San Jose.

So ... who's hungry?