Re: Cruz' body rejected an ACL from a dead guy. Is his career at the top finished?
I think the toughest thing for him is that in his absence I would expect his competition to get better as the lower weights receive more focus and the dig deeper into the talent pool to find the best. On top of that, his fight fitness will be gone already, will he fight like an injured fighter or give it 100% and if he does go at 100% will his body hold up. The break could be great for his body as its not wholly natural for our body to go under the intensity which MMA fighters do.
You just don't know.