If you can’t laugh at yourself, then who can you laugh at? Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (pictured) poked a little fun at his injury prone past by arriving to Friday’s UFC Fight Night 81 media workouts in Boston on a pair of crutches.
Cruz had his hoodie pulled over his head as he wobbled his way to the cage, leaving many in the media to wonder what was going on. Cruz then tore a page out of Willy Wonka’s playbook and exploded off the crutches and rolled into the cage.
Due to countless injuries and setbacks, Sunday marks Cruz’s second fight in 50 months. He ended his three year hiatus in September 2014 with a quick TKO victory against Takeya Mizugaki, but immediately found himself on the IR again, this time with an ACL injury to his knee.
Cruz is perfect through his past 11 outings, a run he ignited in March of 2008. However, the injury bug hasn’t been kind to “The Dominator” and the UFC was forced to strip him of his bantamweight belt in February 2014.
Cruz gets the chance to reclaim his throne Sunday against champ TJ Dillashaw.
Please click the media player below to watch Cruz’s antics: