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Dominick Cruz to have finger surgery

Updated: January 10, 2011, 3:00 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

Chalk up Dominick Cruz as another UFC champion on the disabled list.

The bantamweight title holder is expected to have surgery on his broken left index finger this week. He suffered the injury during training camp for his first title defense against Joseph Benavidez last August. He chose to fight through the injury instead of having surgery right away because he didn't want to postpone the fight.

The surgery will prevent Cruz (17-1) from any contact training for as long as three months ...

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