Faber wants winner of Barao/Cruz


Urijah Faber has lost two UFC bantamweight title fights, one to Dominick Cruz and the other to Renan Barao. Now with Cruz and Barao set to unify the titles and Faber on an impressive four fight win streak, he would like nothing more than another title show, and either way, avenge a loss:

“I’d like to take some time off and see what happens with these two guys,” Faber on Monday told MMAjunkie Radio. “I like Barao (to win the fight), but I want to beat up Cruz. So it’s a mix there. It didn’t happen (with Cruz and I) after ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ It cost us both a lot of money.”

Faber estimates that Cruz’s injury cost him a seven-figure payday. Instead of fighting Cruz for the belt at UFC 148 right before Anderson Silva’s rematch with Chael Sonnen, he was moved to UFC 149’s main event against Barao. While his disclosed payday remained the same, it’s the behind-the-scenes paychecks that Faber was cut out of by not fighting for the title on the original card against Cruz.

But that’s in the past, and now, so is McDonald for Faber – who believes Saturday’s win might be one of the best performances of his career.

“I think it was probably top three,” Faber said before explaining that his 2012, with just the loss to Barao to show for it, was not emblematic of what’s typical for him. “The media is always finding excuses to talk about you, and a lot of times it’s negative stuff. I had a rough year in 2012 on other fronts and only got to fight once, and it was a loss.”

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It is likely that Faber should wait it out, he wil recieve another shot at the bantamweight title as he is the clear cut contender. Maybe third time will be a charm for Faber.


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pidgey site profile image  

12/18/13 1:41 AM by pidgey

Faber traned by Bang can beat both.At this moment id have him favored against a ring rusted Cruz and 120 against Barao.

SupesUp site profile image  

12/18/13 12:21 AM by SupesUp

It's the fight I want to see most at that class. He's earned it even if we've already seen it.

SonOfThePeepHole site profile image  

12/18/13 12:20 AM by SonOfThePeepHole

Cruz beat him twice a day Henan literally smashed him. There's no one else but if he loses again kiss any fight with either goodbye for good

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12/18/13 12:18 AM by UGCTT_WarHunt

faber will choke just like he always does. Team Alpha male always chokes.nup

JohnnyB1 site profile image  

12/17/13 11:56 PM by JohnnyB1

He's like a new fighter with Bang Ludwig in their camp. He has a good chance against either one in my opinion.

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12/17/13 11:45 PM by UGCTT_SidRival

Can't say shit this time. He's #1 without a doubt.

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12/17/13 11:37 PM by Carson's Corner Fan

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12/17/13 11:24 PM by Galanis

He more than deserves it.

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12/17/13 11:13 PM by Got Reach


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12/17/13 10:46 PM by You're a Good Boy

Renan will smash Faber everytime. Faber has nothing for Barao.