Dana White Confirms Urijah Faber Will Fight For Interim Bantamweight Title at UFC 148

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UFC President Dana White confirms on FUEL’s UFC Tonight that bantamweight contender Urijah Faber will indeed fight at UFC 148. The fight will be for the interim UFC title as champion Dominick Cruz was forced out of his title defense fight with Faber with a torn ACL.

Here is what Dana had to say on the show,

“So, what’s gonna happen is, Urijah Faber, he’s gonna fight still. He’s gonna fight on the same card. Now, I’m looking for the right opponent, the guy who deserves this shot at Urijah Faber.” When asked will the fight be for an interim title Dana responds, “The answer is yes.”

Dana went on to talk about how how Cruz injured his ACL at the Ultimate Fighter training center and that Cruz will remain on the TUF as coach.


  1. G.B.Hamerick

    May 9, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Ok here we go lets see which guy the dictator feels will bring the most in the PPV instead of allowing the next guy in line to fight faber.

    • technix

      May 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      You're right the top of this division is pretty thin. Scott Jorgensen probably gets the shot.

  2. BDW

    May 10, 2012 at 6:07 am

    OK, so you're not a fan of Dana White. We get it. But you do realize he is arguably the most important person as far as the growth of MMA. If it wasn't for Dana these guys would still be fighting for a $1,000 in some crappy mid-west arena. He's probably the reason this website even exists (no offense intended to the creators of cagetoday). You call him 'The Dictator', I call him 'The Man".

    • Ron Pauly

      May 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Ya but it is fun to bust on daddy Dana. B)

      • BDW

        May 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Ok, fair enough… I still love the guy.

  3. Ron Pauly

    May 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Cruz and Faber are the only fighters worth a mention in that division.

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