Dominick Cruz Leaving His Return Date In Hands Of Professionals

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is taking the smart road ahead when it comes to recovering from his knee surgery.

Cruz, during a recent appearance on Inside MMA, informed the hosts that he will leave his return date in the hands of the people who know best: his doctors.

It if was up to me, I’d be fighting tomorrow. But the doctor says, ‘Your knee won’t be ready tomorrow.’ So I say, ‘Okay, doc, I guess that’s why they pay you the big bucks.’

Cruz will likely meet Renan Barao when he does return, as Barao recently captured the interim UFC bantamweight championship. Barao hasn’t lost since his professional debut, over 30 fights ago.

I have the answer for the way Barao fights. I present a lot of problems for anyone in the division.

Photo credit: Twitter.com/TheDomin8r

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale

Event Date: April 16, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 117: Lima vs. Hawn

Event Date: April 18, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs Browne

Event Date: April 19, 2014
Broadcast: FOX, FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey

Event Date: May 9, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV