Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Faber Earns TItle Shot, Wants TUF 15 Coaching Spot

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

With his impressive performance at UFC 139 against Brian Bowles, Urijah Faber turned heads and earned himself a title shot against UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, a bout that will complete a trilogy between the two that is now tied at one a piece.

UFC President Dana White also confirmed the bout and hinted at possible plans for the future fight that at this time has no planned date:

“I think Urijah looked good tonight… We've got some ideas we were getting together tonight and talking about. We've got to talk to Urijah and Cruz first. Cruz just had hand surgery, so he's out for a little bit, but we have an idea. We have a plan.”

That plan could include a coaching gig on The Ultimate Fighter, heading into it's fifteenth season and debuting a on the FX network.

Faber, while talking to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, pushed for a spot that would see himself and Cruz as the opposing TUF 15 coaches:

“I have no idea (if the UFC will want us coach TUF)… but I would be great for TV. Dominick, with his widow's peak which I called out — I know he slaps gel on it, and shaves his arms, he'd be good for TV too.”

Props: Bloodyelbow.com

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