Faber concedes he didn't win

by Mark Billingsley | source: sacbee.com

UFC president Dana White said he wouldn't have wanted to score Saturday night's bantamweight title fight between Sacramento's Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz.

The three judges scored the fight 50-45, 49-46 and 48-47, all for Cruz, who retained his belt at UFC 132 in Las Vegas.

"I (need) to watch the fight again to see (what I could have done differently)," Faber said. "You just get instinctual in there. The doctor asked me after the fight how I felt, and I said, 'Great!' Now I feel like (crap).

"I feel like I didn't do enough to win, and obviously, the judges saw it the same way. I like to finish fights, and that's what I was trying to do. I feel like I landed the heavier punches, but it wasn't enough. My game plan was to nullify his feints and movements. I came up short."

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duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

7/4/11 11:20 PM by duckhuntgangsta

Faber is, and will always remain, one of my favorite fighters. One of the best attitudes in the sport. Considering all he's done in the WEC and for the lighter weight classes, there is no one else I would like to see get a UFC belt for the sake of their legacy.

pervert site profile image  

7/4/11 8:33 PM by pervert

faber will never abandon master thong

mugatu site profile image  

7/4/11 8:08 PM by mugatu

 It was a very close fight

CaptChaos site profile image  

7/4/11 7:04 PM by CaptChaos

At the post fight press conference 1 reporter said he thought Cruz looked like the challenger instead of the champ. It got the same impression. This statement irritated Cruz obviously.This would never happen but I think if Faber switched to jackson's he would improve his career... Just my opinion. he's the king of his castle where he is now...

noisebully site profile image  

7/4/11 6:31 PM by noisebully

also, cruz may have won (rightfully so, point wise) but it was one of those fights where it felt like if anyone was gonna finish it was gonna be faber. same kind of feeling as i got when watching diego sanchez last fight, even though that time he did win by decision, though people complained that he should have lost.urijah's comments about not feeling like he was in any trouble at any point in the fight in the post fight interviews supports this too, although obviously a bit biased.

fearless french site profile image  

7/4/11 6:21 PM by fearless french

Yes, sometimes a decision loss is hard to accept and its good to see he is accepting that. No doubt he is top of the pack at 135 and he willl probably get his rubber match sooner or later. I think urijahs best bet to beat someone like Cruz or Aldo is to fight fire with fire and get his striking and footwork up to par with cruz. Having punching power doesn't matter when u cant land consistently on your target.

noisebully site profile image  

7/4/11 5:46 PM by noisebully

people hate just to hate..i can't possibly see how you could seriously try to spin what he said in a "bad" way. he did good and is obviously aware of how the fight went etc.i couldn't have said it better myself and i wasn't really sure who i was hoping for in that fight.

X_Rated site profile image  

7/4/11 5:39 PM by X_Rated


Immaculata site profile image  

7/4/11 5:07 PM by Immaculata

He has nothing to be ashamed of, he fought a tough, competitive fight.

johntucker100 site profile image  

7/4/11 4:49 PM by johntucker100

i think him and his team should be coached by sanata. GOD BLESS