“We’re finally getting in there to do the fight that everybody wants to see and find out who’s the real champion. I always wanted it and rooted for his (Cruz’s) recovery. I feel I’m the champion. Being in there and doing my work, I’m a champion already. He’s also the champion, but I am too. Let’s see who leaves the Octagon as the champion.”
Who is the real champ?
If we are speaking literally, the real UFC bantamweight champion is Dominick Cruz, if we are speaking more figuratively, many will likely point to the interim champion, Renan Barao.
Regardless of your point-of-view, soon enough there will only be one.
The two bantamweight strap-holders will face off in the co-main event of UFC 169 headlined by Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas to unify the bantamweight title.
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(quote via MMAFighting.com)