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Thread: Dominick Cruz set for return at UFC 178 vs. Takeya Mizugaki

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    Highly likely. I really wish we could see Cruz come back like he hadn't missed a beat, because a fight between dillashaw and him would be spectacular. I agree though. Cruz will look rusty and a bit off in his return.
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    I am really rooting for Cruz, and I truly hope he is as close to 100% as possible. I can't wait to see him fight again.

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    So if Mizzy does win this fight against Cruz.....title shot right?
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    Does he show up in a bubble until getting into the cage. I feel like thats the only way he safely makes it to the fight. Maybe he should just consider fighting a little injured. Maybe fighting isnt for him, his body obviously doesn't enjoy it.
    Haha that cracked me up.

    Glad to see he's coming back though, he's been out a while.

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    Cruz explains decision to turn down title fight in favor of Takeya Mizugaki
    http://www.mmamania.com/2014/7/21/59...itle-fight-mma
    He broke it all down during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour:

    "You know, it's a weird thing because I never really lost the belt. But there's people out there that are holding it and it's just weird. I don't really know what to think. I'm just going to fight, that's literally where I'm at. It's not that I don't think I'm not champion, every person in this sport, if you don't believe you're of champion essence, then you shouldn't be doing it. So of course I believe I'm a champion, no question in my mind, but I did have to give up my title. I literally had to beat the crap out of myself until I handed over the belt to somebody else. That's a weird thing. I'm here now and I'm ready to get back at it."

    UFC President Dana White revealed that Cruz had the option of going straight into a title fight upon his return or taking another fight, something White advised him to do.

    Wisely, Cruz heeded the advice to take a tune up fight before trying to reclaim his strap. Something he decided after suffering a torn groin during his training camp for a five-round fight against Renan Barao at UFC 169 earlier this year.

    He explains:

    "Mizuaki is up for the title next. He's on a five-fight win streak and he is looking at a title shot. He is top five and he is up there in the contender's position. So for me, that is a very tough fight, first of all. Second of all, I didn't take that fight because when I jumped into that Barao training camp, that's when I realized that it wasn't about fighting the fight that's the problem, it was about doing the workload of a five-round camp. I don't think anyone in the world understands except for a fighter that when you go from a three-round camp to a five-round camp, the amount of workload just skyrockets. It can't even be compared, you literally are working, it's like going from a 35 hour a week job to a 55 hour a week job and you're not getting any more pay. So it's like, you're working your butt off and you're doing everything you can. For a three round fight, I can work my body back and get myself strong so that when I get to that title contention spot, I'm ready to go and I don't have to have any guess as to how tough my body and muscle structure is. Everything will be a slow process and I will be back in there. Now, a lot of people might view this as, 'He's taking a tune up or warm up fight.' Well, tune up or warm up fights do not exist in MMA. That's a boxing thing and it doesn't happen in MMA. So going against a top five guy right off is big feat for me and I'm excited to do it. It's a challenge. Mizugaki is extremely durable, tough and has a lot of cardio. It's a big challenge for and I'm up for it. After feeling by body in that five-round camp I realized that I need to take my time for this camp because that's the hard part. The fight itself is the easy fun part. That's why I come out smiling, I'm loving life on the night of fighting. Training camp is a whole other demon in itself."
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    This just in.....Cruz is hurt again


    Now he seems ok to fight and is all healed, 100%

    and now he's hurt again

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    I will seriously be shocked if he makes it to fight night.

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    and here I was wasting time with the wrong meds

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