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Urijah Faber open to fighting Renan Barao for interim title

Now UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz is officially out of a planned match with Urijah Faber at UFC 148, what does “The California Kid” hope is in his future? Rather than wait for Cruz to return or dismiss the notion of fighting in July, it turns out Faber wants to face a fellow top contender in the division with the involvement of an interim title.

“I’m just waiting to hear what happens,” said Faber in a video he released through his website. “I’m thinking an interim title, he’s been out almost a year-and-a-half now once this surgery goes through, it’s going to be another nine months, so I’m hoping for a top contender. Renan Barao in my opinion is next up, Michael McDonald after that, and Ivan Menjivar after that, so I’m just waiting to see.”

Barao is scheduled to fight at UFC 148 against Menjivar, while McDonald recently defeated Miguel Torres.

Cruz suffered a torn ACL during a practice session and will be sidelined for several months as a result. It remains unknown how the UFC will handle the situation.

See what else Faber had to say in his video by checking it out below:


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