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Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz looks likely to be out for at least another year it is thought after he has been forced to undergo another surgery on his injured knee.

His injury first came about back in May during his stint as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter: Live when he tore his ACL. He underwent reconstructive surgery in June to help repair the problem however his body rejected the original anterior cruciate ligament place in the injured knee. This has led to a second surgery which took place earlier today and could possibly lead to him sitting on the shelf for all of 2013.

Cruz is currently 2-0-0 in the UFC and was the first bantamweight champion in the promotion’s history. He successfully defended it against Urijah Faber in his debut before defending it in his last bout against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, a bout which took place in October of 2011.

In his absence due to injury an interim title was created and was won by Renan Barao who defeated Urijah Faber to claim the title this past July at UFC 149.

We at The Fight Lounge would like to wish Dominick Cruz a quick and speedy recovery.

By Nathan Court (@nathancourt)

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