Former UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz manger Eric Del Fierro spoke out and said the following:
“He has a grade 2 and grade 3-level groin tear,” Del Fierro said. “It’s one of the big muscles in his groin. So, it doesn’t require surgery, but there’s just no way to get around it. That’s basically what he was trying to do, figure out how to still fight and it finally came to the point where he just couldn’t do it. We had to pull him from the fight.”
“I think it happened a week or so ago. The day before we let the UFC know,” he continued. “[Cruz] actually strained his groin probably 9 weeks before the fight. A very minor strain. Some ibuprofen, he was fine. He was able to work through it, kept going through camp. I think not really addressing the severity of it, I just think it came back and it came back worse the second time when he finally strained it because he was doing great. He was feeling great. Sparring was going perfect and like I said, somehow he over extended himself and created a bigger tear, I think, or a strain in that area.”
“[Cruz] was sparring, actually. He was sparring and just threw and kick and felt the pull or strain there. Like I said, he’s always had pain for the last 4 weeks or so. For whatever reason, it caused a greater strain in the groin area.”
“I’m 100 percent confident he’ll get it back,” Del Fierro said. “That’s just the type of guy he is.”
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