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

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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.

Ethan Miller

"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?