White: Faber is in the Vitor zone


UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber beat Michael McDonald decisivley in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 9 Saturday night. After coming up short in two title shots, "The California Kid" appears to be in place for a third one.

“Faber’s in this Vitor zone right now," said UFC president Dana White. "The older he gets, the better he gets. If you look at how good McDonald really is, and people were so excited for this fight, he literally shut Michael down the entire fight and finished him with a great performance.”

A look at the FUC bantamweight top 10
Champion: Dominick Cruz
1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
2 Urijah Faber
3 Michael McDonald
4 Raphael Assuncao
5 Eddie Wineland
6 Brad Pickett
7 Scott Jorgensen
8  TJ Dillashaw
9 Mike Easton
10 Takeya Mizugaki

Dominick Cruz and Renan "Barao" Pegado fight in the main event of UFC 169 in Newark, New Jersey, on Feb. 1, 2014.

Who do you think will win that one?

And how do you think he will do against Uirjah Faber?

Faber lost to Cruz in 2011 (and beat him in the WEC) and Barao in 2012, but is 4-0 since then. Further, Faber holds wins over the other top 5 fighers - McDonald, Assuncao, and Wineland.


tags: UFC   Urijah Faber (detail)  Dominick Cruz (detail)  Renan Barao (detail)  


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BackAndLeft site profile image  

12/16/13 11:23 PM by BackAndLeft

So "Barao" isn't even his last name? Mindblown.gif

Chris27 site profile image  

12/16/13 11:19 PM by Chris27

Yeah BW really needs fresh new contenders.  SUcks they didnt get Bibi, looks like Moares has no interest in leaving WSOF since his manager or somethnig is the matchmaker and Dantas is gonna be locked into his Bellator contract for a few more years.   Also doesnt help alot of guys dropping to Fly.

LyotoBundy site profile image  

12/16/13 11:17 PM by LyotoBundy

Florian 2.0 - I love Kenny and Urijah, wish they both attained UFC gold, and Faber might.

Bipolar site profile image  

12/16/13 10:55 PM by Bipolar

Wow. I can't believe Dana actually accused Faber of juicing. What a knuckle head.

BRZ site profile image  

12/16/13 5:31 PM by BRZ

Good for UFab

The Sultan site profile image  

12/16/13 5:09 PM by The Sultan

We'll see if gave can put it together in the title fight.

Flexo site profile image  

12/16/13 5:06 PM by Flexo

Dudes a fuckin animal

Freeman site profile image  

12/16/13 5:04 PM by Freeman

I'm so happy for Uriah! Been a fan for a long time but I didn't expect he'd be back so dominant now. War Faber!

Tomato Can site profile image  

12/16/13 4:16 PM by Tomato Can

UFC needs to get Fernandes, Dantas, and/or Moraes. Right now, the list of top UFC 135ers (after Cruz, Barao, and Faber) is just a list of guys Faber has steamrolled. And I guess technically speaking even Fernandes is on that list.

snobordr site profile image  

12/16/13 3:56 PM by snobordr

Happy for Faber, I'm glad to see him getting his due. He's been working hard for a long time, he deserves to reap some of the rewards for helping put the lighter weight divisions on the map.