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Old 03-27-2014, 04:05 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Dirty Dik View Post
Dom was a great champion but the length of time he has been off will be a huge uphill battle towards becoming a contender again. Layoffs that long kill careers and if he comes back anything close to 100% I'll be shocked. Wish him the best though, a fight with Barao right now would not end well for Dom.
At least he has taken very little damage in his fights. Assuming is actually able to recover from his injuries, I think this will help as he relatively little fight mileage.

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Old 03-27-2014, 04:08 AM   #22

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As injury prone as he is, I really don't want to see him become champ again, only to repeat the long layoff process.

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Old 03-27-2014, 04:09 AM   #23

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Good comparison but rose has not won a championship :-). Cruz's still consists of exceptional movement and good boxing. Coming off the injuries Cruz has been battling make it hard for me to believe he can be effective again unless he changes his style up completely. Perhaps Dominick will use his good wrestling skills more often when he comes back.
Cruz executed TD's absolutely beautifully prior to the injury.

His knee-tap.... so simple.... so effective, watched him perform it once and was immediately inspired to add it to my repertoire.

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Old 03-27-2014, 04:57 AM   #24
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hopefully dom doesnt come back with a title shot. let him get back with a couple fights before

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Old 03-27-2014, 05:46 AM   #25
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heŽll be good to go just 1 week before he gets injured again

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I really hope he comes back in good form. Amazing fighter.

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I don't care. Just hope he doesn't rush it again and comes back to full health.

Brilliant fighter imo. If the mma community didn't abuse the P4P rankings he would've been no.1 during pretty much his entire active career. There are many athletes that can play the game but only a rare few geniuses can reinvent it.

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Old 03-27-2014, 06:58 PM   #28

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If he's not back in 2014 he should retire, 3 years its just too much
Yeah, will be 3 years in October.
But, I mean, even if he fights in, let's say, July it will have been a long ass time.

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Old 03-27-2014, 07:03 PM   #29

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I can't wait for his return. I really hope we get to see him again, his fighting style is matched by no one else. War Cruz!

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