Dominic Cruz has been injured for quite some time, and given what I feel is a solid on camera personality as an analyst and commentator, I would like him to retire. He could probably do well in play by play, given the opportunity. It also would free up his division from being the current injury ridden mess it is today.
The last time he fought was in 2011, vs. Mightymouse, in Washington D.C.Since that bout, Mightymouse has dropped a weight class, fought to get a title shot, won the title, defended the title, and had another title match postponed until this summer due to injury. Also in that time, the UFC held another event in the DC area, headlined by KZ vs Poirier. KZ then got injured, got healed, and will now fight for a title shot, all while Cruz remains inactive.
The UFC doesn't want to strip the title, but he has gone almost 2 years without defending it. Wouldn't he stand to make a comparable living working broadcasts, rather than remaining an inactive BW Champ?