Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber - WEC 26

Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz at WEC 26 weigh-ins

It seems like any time Urijah Faber does an interview he’s always asked about a future showdown with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.

Well, now he has good reason to talk about him because they are fighting next.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the news following the UFC 128 press conference.  While Faber and Cruz could still be in line for a coaching opportunity on the “Ultimate Fighter” 14, the two rivals will definitely be facing off for the title in each of their respective next fights.

“Yeah, that fight’s gonna happen,” White told MMAWeekly.com

As far as the timing goes, that’s the only question that remains to be answered.  Faber and Cruz could end up as coaches on the reality show or they could just fight later this year.

Faber is coming off a three round war against Eddie Wineland, and Dominick Cruz told MMAWeekly.com on Saturday night that he’s probably 3 to 4 weeks away from being able to head back to the gym.

White echoed similar sentiments when talking about Faber and Cruz and the timing of their 135lb title fight.

“No, I don’t,” White answered when asked if he had a timeline for when the fight could happen.

Faber of course holds a win over Cruz from when the pair fought with the WEC featherweight title on the line a few years ago, and ever since then there has been an uneasy tension between the two fighters.

Now they are on a collision course to fight each other, and it will be for the UFC bantamweight title.


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