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“The kid broke his hand. You should see his hand right now. His whole middle of his hand is all swollen, his knuckle looks nasty. He’s going to get surgery next week. I don’t know how long it’s going to keep him out but it’s the second time. The surgery he had the other time was on the other hand. This is the opposite hand of the hand he had surgery on last time. After the fight he doesn’t say anything, he sits through the whole press conference, doesn’t say anything. I said to him, ‘You’re not gonna talk about your broken hand?’ He said, ‘What’s the point? I’m going to get it done and I’ll be back.’ I respect that.”
Unbelievably enough, last night (Oct. 1) during the main event bantamweight championship fight at UFC on Versus 6 in Washington D.C., titleholder Dominick Cruz broke his hand. This according to UFC President Dana White, who said it happened sometime during the very first round. It didn’t seem to affect Cruz in any way, as he would go on to battle through five rounds against Demetrious Johnson to retain his 135-pound strap. His reward is immediate surgery and an extended vacation with a busted up hand while he awaits the winner of the Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles fight scheduled for UFC 139 on Nov. 19. White lauded “The Dominator” for his toughness and ability to fight through an injury that should severely the ability of a fighter to properly do his job. There’s a reason Cruz is one of the pound-for-pound best. Gritty performances are the norm for him and another one is in the books. Anyone know what it takes to stop this man? Anything? More from White after the jump, courtesy of MMA Nation.