Before a long list of unfortunate injuries derailed his career, Dominick Cruz was, by far, the most dominant force in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC and was also the divisional champion at that time. He was forced to surrender his championship belt earlier this year after a groin injury delayed his comeback further and since then, Renan Barao, the former interim divisional champion, has unified the UFC Bantamweight Championship to become the lineal champion after his win over Urijah Faber.
While every Mixed Martial Arts fan is eager for Cruz to make his long waited return to the UFC, Dana White, the president of the UFC has claimed that he has no idea when the 29 year will be fit enough to make his comeback to the promotion.
However, in spite of this long layoff from the sport, Dominick Cruz would still be in line for an immediate shot at the UFC Bantamweight Championship immediately upon his return, if that was what he wanted.
White said that he had heard nothing from Cruz or his minders in recent weeks. He added that he doesn’t know what is going on with him but mentioned that he doesn’t think that after going through such a long layoff, it would be right to throw him in to a championship match when he returns unless that is something he wants.
The UFC boss went on to add that Dominick Cruz was the divisional champion before all this injury woe and he deserves to have a shot at the title again. But Renan Barao is one nasty fighter and according to White, if he were in the shoes of Cruz, he would wait some time before taking the Brazilian on for a title shot, especially after this long a layoff.