Faber: Cruz shouldn't be stripped of title


UFC president Dana White has mulled over whether to strip him of his title or not but surprisingly enough, his rival Faber stuck up for him in an interview with Sherdog Radio:

"I don't feel like he should be stripped of the belt. The guy's earned it. Part of the reason why he's injured is because he puts it all out there and hits like a weirdo, but he throws punches anyways. I wouldn't count the guy out. I don't think they should strip him of the title.... He's still, in my opinion, considered the champion. I don't think you strip a guy of the belt. I would be pissed if they stripped me of the belt."

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So Underground, what is your opinion? Dominick Cruz hasn't defend his UFC bantamweight title since October of 2011, and it may be a full two years until he can compete again. In the meantime, Renan Barao has won and defended his interim belt? Should Cruz be allowed to stay champion or should he be stripped and Barao declared the undisputed UFC bantamweight champion?


tags: Urijah Faber (detail)  Dominick Cruz (detail)  


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Barbalos site profile image  

3/28/13 2:52 PM by Barbalos

How about so the active guys can get a real title when the champ doesn't fight for years?

Bat21 site profile image  

3/28/13 2:30 PM by Bat21

No strip. The interim champ has it covered until Cruz is ready to fight, no real reason to take that kind of action.

Dr Doom site profile image  

3/28/13 2:27 PM by Dr Doom

Bad precedent to set.If Frankie Edgar had of been injured for 2-3 years after his first fight with BJ Penn, it would have been absurd to put the title on hold when most people thought he lost.Or Machida after Shogun 1? At least in this case Machida won the title fairly, but still bad.How stupid would it be to have not only a paper champ, but a 3-year inactive paper champ? The division would be a joke.Just strip him so you can promote Barao as the champ, make more money and just give Cruz a shot when he is ready.

FunDeath4u site profile image  

3/28/13 1:01 PM by FunDeath4u

This guy needs to fight or just get out of the UFC. Hasn't it been like two years? He isn't the champ.

Lobo8 site profile image  

3/28/13 10:34 AM by Lobo8

I don't like the idea of stripping the title of any fighter unless they are almost guaranteed to never comeback because of a very serious injury/ailment. Cruz just has a bum knee and has had some surgery on it, we are all expecting him to come back sooner than later so having an interim champ right now is fine.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

3/28/13 10:34 AM by MasterofMartialArts

I think it was 2 or 3 years, but wasn't that due to contractual issues or something, rather than injuries? And didn't he later vacate the title because he was fighting in dream and K1? Don't know the exact story but I know it was different from the Cruz story.

MagSlim site profile image  

3/28/13 10:32 AM by MagSlim

^^ when did genki sudo get brown hair?

Barbalos site profile image  

3/28/13 10:03 AM by Barbalos

He should have been stripped already, with an immediate shot upon his return.

Meastt site profile image  

3/28/13 9:33 AM by Meastt

He does hit like a weirdo. He also should not lose his title, he earned it and deserves the chance to defend it when he is 100%.That chin knows what's up.