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Dominick Cruz mashes his hand again


(I wonder if this hospital has a ‘Mangle your hand twice, get the third repair free’ deal)

If you thought Dominick Cruz looked surprisingly flat with his striking on Saturday night, it might have had something to do with his hand being pulverized:

“You know one of the things I respect about the kid? He’s got a broken hand and had one the entire fight. He broke his (left) hand and is going to have surgery. Not only did he not stop fighting and keep coming up 100%, he doesn’t even (expletive) say anything about it,” White said. “He goes through an entire press conference and doesn’t say anything about his hand.”

White said that Cruz told him he didn’t bring it up because it didn’t really matter, saying, “I’m going to have surgery and come back.”

Poor Dominick Cruz. His hands must be made of glass or something. He had to go for x-rays after his fight with Urijah Faber and before that had pins inserted into the metacarpals on his left hand following his scrap with Spot Jorgenson. Look at this craziness:

If he keeps this trend up, two or three title defenses from now he’ll have nothing but mushy sacks of meat at the end of each arm.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Funny that Cruz had no problem fighting (and winning) a five round bout with a broken hand, yet Brian Bowles was willing to give up the belt and quit with the exact same injury. I’m not saying that Bowles is a bitch, just that he’s not championship material. 

  • Reverend Clint

    maybe more fighters will learn to end fights sooner so this is less likely to happen

  • FiveBoltMain

    cruz makes more than bowles. so he can afford to sit on the sidelines, bowles can’t.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Was Cruz making more than Bowles before the title fight, where Bowles was the champ and Cruz was the challenger.

     

    Bowles was getting demoralized in the the stand up and wanted out = not championship material. That fight was also the first time Bowles saw the second round, dude is good but his mental fortitude will always be in question because of how he lost his title.

    Where as Cruz not only fought with a busted dick beater, he also showed that he can rassle hard for 25 mins while injured if he can’t boxersize his way to the end of the 5th.

    Bitch about him not finishing fights, everybody likes to see that shit but finishing fights against top 10 opposition is goddamn hard for guys not named Bones, Silva or Cain.

  • frickshun

    Fuck the haters. I like Cruz.

  • SHORT_BUS

    Hope that ain’t his jackin hand.

  • Carcass

    Mattress sutures?  Really??

  • Jarman

    ae either of those pics from this hand break? or file pics from before? cause that incision looks partially healed, and the bruising seems a couple days old, and if he’s such the type of guy to “doesn’t even (expletive) say anything about it”, it’d be unusual to get pics out by the sunday.

  • CAP

    I like watching Cruz fight. DJ showed you can give him trouble by not letting him dictate the pace but not many can try that game plan. And he’s well rounded enough to find other ways to win. I was really impressed with Mighty Mouse and look forward to seeing him again.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    @FiveBoltMain – Bowles gave up, lost his belt (willingly) and then still had to sit out 9+ months until his next fight. Are you really saying that he would have sat out longer with less money by continuing the fight with a broken hand? That’s insane. If anything, giving up in the fight has cost him way more in the long run.

    Brian who?

  • Blackula Jonez

    the photo is from the surgery he got after the jorgenson fight.

  • Blackula Jonez

    It just dawned on me, what if Cruz’s pitter pat style a result of him knowing he has brittle hands and not wanting to bust them by standting still and throwing full power bombs?

  • frickshun

    Cap–>I was impressed w/the Mouse as well.

    Carcass–>love how your lurking ass finally steps from the shadows to blast US medicine. That’s all the UFC medical would cover!!

  • iamphoenix

    Cruz showing the media his newly surgically repaired hands. His left hand is that of an infant baby that died earlier that day when she fell in the garbage disposal. Luckily the baby was an organ donor. Cruz’ right hand is fitted with that of a GI JOE hand. Cruz son’s GI JOE no longer has a right hand.

     

     

  • frickshun

    Must’ve been a gigantic baby….

  • Jarman

    naw, cruz is just a tiny dude.
    If I had brittle bones, ya damn right I wouldn’t be throwin bombs with full power. e a nice out to explain them punches….but Diaz seems to TKO fools just fine with them punches, so Cruz still has no excuse for not finishing fights.
    Hey wait a minute…..(1 boxers fracture right hand, one fractured rib, one broken kneecap, broken fib tib plateau, 1 corneal transplant, torn ankle ligaments, 1 repaired right shoulder from torn ligaments….)it’s a shame, but it adds up why I can only watch people fight.

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