Faber to Fight for Interim Title At UFC 148 & Cruz To Remain As Coach On TUF | UFC News

May 9, 2012 8:24 am by Jamie McAllister

Dana White comments while on UFC Tonight.

White comments on Urijah Faber staying on the UFC 148 card and fighting for an Interim Title & Cruz remaining as coach on TUF.

“So what’s going to happen is Urijah Faber will, he’s going to fight still. He’s going to fight on the same card. Now, I’m looking for the right opponent. The guy who deserves this shot at Urijah Faber,”

When asked if the bout would be for the Interim Title White replied The answer is yes,”

“Cruz will stay on. Cruz has done a phenomenal job coaching his team,”

“Even the other night if (Mike) Rio would have won, but (Andy) Ogle beat him, but it’s still neck and neck. Yes, he will stay a coach.”

Faber has also commented on the situation.

“That’s the first I’ve heard of that. I think that’s the best idea,” Faber said about the title shot coming at UFC 148. “Dominick’s been out since his last fight. He had his hand surgery. Now he’s out with another surgery, so a year and a half, and I think Renan Barao or Ivan Menjivar or maybe Michael McDonald, but I’m not sure.”

He comments on a potential match-up with Renan Barao.

“He’s as tough an opponent as Dominick, but a little more dangerous. A little bit slower on his feet, but has a lot of ways to win,” said Faber about Barao.

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