Dominick Cruz ‘thankful for my neatly being’ in first comments since UFC San Diego knockout loss
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz thanked lovers for their toughen following his knockout loss against Marlon Vera at UFC San Diego.
Cruz on Monday commented for the main time on his loss, a brutal stoppage by way of head kick at the 2:17 mark of Round 4 inside the headliner of the ESPN+ fit at Pechanga House. The two-time bantamweight champ availed himself well forward of having caught with the fight-ending shot, which snapped a two-fight a hit streak and dashed his hopes at an immediate establish shot.
“I’m grateful to all of you who were given right here out on Saturday, and for the entire love and toughen proper right here!” Cruz wrote on Instagram. “The body feels great and I’m thankful for my neatly being. I’ll be seeing you all next up on September 10th at the desk.”
Cruz is an ordinary presence beside the cage as a UFC commentator and is widely said as one of the most additional a certified experts on breaking down fights and kinds. His blunt provide hasn’t always meshed along side his fellow commentators very similar to retired champ Daniel Cormier, although he in recent times discussed he is operating on becoming a additional at ease presence at art work.
UFC San Diego knockout loss
Vera’s win marked the biggest of his occupation and reasonably possibly put him in line to face the winner of an upcoming establish bout at UFC 280 between champ Aljamain Sterling and ex-champ T.J. Dillashaw, whom Cruz defeated six years prior to now to recapture the establish he vacated as a result of a prolonged hurt layoff.
The 37-year-old Cruz is not too long ago ranked at No. 11 inside the MMA Fighting Global Rankings for bantamweight. He has received an extended scientific suspension by way of the California State Athletic Rate, which oversaw UFC San Diego, then again the time frame has not however been introduced.