Faber: Cruz shouldn’t be stripped of title

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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?