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  • 03-16-2013, 04:21 AM
    kalebarker
    I thought Faber's fight against Barao wasn't any more competitive than his fight against Cruz. He doesn't get the belt as long as either are champ.
  • 03-16-2013, 03:12 AM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by joeodd2 View Post
    I think Faber's ears are ringing.....
    Cruz not being the champ is the only way Faber will have a chance of winning the title in that division.
  • 03-16-2013, 03:03 AM
    joeodd2
    I think Faber's ears are ringing.....
  • 03-15-2013, 06:30 PM
    trustkill
    Quote Originally Posted by sikk View Post
    I'm a Cruz fan too but man, if I were in his division I'd be pissed.
    I don't understand your logic. Why would anyone in the division be pissed at Cruz? If a contender thinks they're good enough to fight for the title, they should call out Barao, not Cruz. If anyone should be pissed it's Barao because his belt has the "Interim" qualifier attached to it. And I think that's about to change, judging from this article. I'm sure that Barao gets all the perks associated with being a champion, or at least he should.
  • 03-15-2013, 06:27 PM
    Masscore
    I have never agreed with stripping the champ due to injury unless you are not sure he will ever fight again ala Frank Mir. Cruz will fight again and before the end of 2013, so why strip him of the belt now? Barao is defending the interim belt so it isn't holding up any title shots and when Cruz is back he will be fighting Barao regardless if he is stripped or not. Plus he got hurt in June 2012 so it hasn't even been a year yet. If it wasn't for TUF he would have fought Faber in April or May and this would have been a mute point.

    Finally, the one year rule is horrible. If we played by those rules Aldo and GSP would have been stripped.
  • 03-15-2013, 06:19 PM
    0mega1
    Quote Originally Posted by sikk View Post
    UFC should have some sort of default time frame for title defenses. 2 years is ridiculous without a defense and holding others in the division back. I'd say once a year at minimum for a title defense or something. I'm a Cruz fan too but man, if I were in his division I'd be pissed.
    If you cant defend your title in one year time then you should be stripped of that title; once you're healthy enough to compete then your first fight can be for the title.
  • 03-15-2013, 08:59 AM
    sikk
    UFC should have some sort of default time frame for title defenses. 2 years is ridiculous without a defense and holding others in the division back. I'd say once a year at minimum for a title defense or something. I'm a Cruz fan too but man, if I were in his division I'd be pissed.
  • 03-15-2013, 08:19 AM
    macewen
    he'll probably never be the same. hope he comes back strong.
  • 03-15-2013, 07:32 AM
    Spyke
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Im surprised noone is bitching about him holding up the title shots.
    He isn't really holding up title shots as long as Barao is defending the interim belt.
  • 03-15-2013, 06:56 AM
    roaddawg
    Im surprised noone is bitching about him holding up the title shots.
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