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Dana White on Dominick Cruz, UFC title defense policy

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is a coach

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As of Monday, it has been two years and six days since UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz last fought instead the octagon.

Knee surgery caused him to miss his title defense against Urijah Faber at UFC 148 (the co-main event with Anderson Silva's rematch against Chael Sonnen). A second knee surgery caused an even longer delay for Cruz.

UFC president Dana White said recently that...

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Dominick Cruz to return in early 2014?

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 11: Ultimate Fighting Championship

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UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz hasn't fought in 710 days. In that time, Renan Barao won the interim bantamweight title once, defended it once and had a second defense canceled once.

Barao is now just 11 days away from his second defense -- at UFC 165 in Toronto against Eddie Wineland.

On Tuesday's UFC 165 conference call, UFC president Dana White said Cruz is expected to return...

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Urijah Faber pops a jab at Dominick Cruz

Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber coach opposing teams

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Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz enjoy a relationship of respect and contempt.

In the latest round of their well-documented and blatantly public dislike for one another, Faber threw a jab at Cruz on Tuesday night's edition of "UFC Tonight."

Faber, a former WEC champion was asked if he wants another title shot. Here's his response:

“I would love for that to happen. Do we...

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