i get that faber gets a lot of shots, but i dont think he was ever given anything (except for the rematch w/ brown). he dropped down, beat 2 good opponents and earned the first shot at the bw title. he did get another shot rather quickly, but in his defense, he was the number 2 (or 3) bantamweight and defeated brian bowles (who was also ranked 2 or 3).
this time, he'll definitely need about 3 wins to get back into contention. gotta admit, urijah is a finisher so it prolly wont take him long.