MMA Nerd Picks for UFC 149
Dominick Cruz tears ACL while grappling with Ronda Rousey
*UPDATE: Cruz has stated that the injury did not occur while training with Ronda Rousey. Good one Faber haha.
Bad news for those looking forward to the Cruz/Faber showdown at UFC 148 this Summer. It looks like Cruz will be out for at least 9 months. Eventhough I think interim titles are dumb as hell, I think the UFC will have to host a fight for the Bantamweight interim title while we wait for Cruz to heal.
So far it looks like Renan Barao and Michael McDonald are the frontrunners to face Urijah Faber. Both fights sound fantastic to me; let’s see what happens.
Also, Ronda Rousey is an absolute animal! Can’t wait for her to fight Cyborg once Cyborg’s suspension is over.
Dana White’s UFC on FOX 3 Vlogs
The UFC is in my backyard for UFC on FOX 3 (NJ/NYC). I am super pumped for the fights especially the Diaz/Miller fight and the Palahares/Belcher scrap. Here are Dana White’s customary pre-fight video blogs. The first one is basically Dana clowning on Urijah Faber and the second one is alot of the behind the scenes for the Jones vs. Evans event. Nice Bruce Lee tee Baldfather!
Dominick Cruz training for Urijah Faber
“I dominate like Dom Cruz.” -Paul Wall
"I’m going to put a whooping on him, and this time I’m going to finish him. I’m tired if hearing him run his mouth with that big chin of his."
"He’s alive right now because there’s rules in MMA and I had to release his neck and let him breathe! You’re welcome Dominick Cruz, for giving you life and letting you live!"
Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz to coach TUF 15
I think alot of us saw this coming with both Faber and Cruz campaigning to be coaches for awhile now. This will definitely be some great TV because these two have some real animosity toward each other. Bring it on!