MENU
#Conor McGregor #Wanderlei Silva #Chael Sonnen #Bellator NYC #Nate Diaz #Hayder Hassan #UFC 202 #Daniel Cormier #UFC Fight Night 111 #Jon Jones #LFA 14 #Jose Aldo #Cain Velasquez #Holly Holm #Colbey Northcutt


Urijah FaberUFC 149 didn’t end the way Urijah Faber was hoping it would… with the UFC bantamweight title wrapped around his waist.

Faber lost a unanimous decision to current interim titleholder Reñan Barao, but he’s not one to sit around and wait for things to happen, so he wants to get back in action no later than the end of the year if possible.

“You’re going to see Urijah fight probably by the end of the year,” Faber’s manager, Mike Roberts, told MMAWeekly Radio. “He’d like to compete one more time (this year) and earn his way back to the top.”

The best way to earn his way back into title contention would be to face another top bantamweight on one of the cards still being scheduled in December.

Longterm, Faber wants to get another crack at the 135-pound belt, but he also has a standing grudge match with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz that still needs to be settled at some point.

While there is still interest in that fight from fans and UFC officials, alike, Roberts knows that Faber will have to work hard to get another shot at Cruz.

“Now, they’re a ways away from putting that fight together, but Urijah’s going to do his best to get right back to the top,” Roberts said about a potential Faber vs. Cruz trilogy fight.

Many of the top ten bantamweights are currently locked up for fights, but Faber will surely grab the best possible fight to get him back in contention as 2012 ends and 2013 begins.

For more news and rumors follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Alexander Gustafsson Hopes He Gets a Title Shot Next (UFC Stockholm Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Alexander Gustafsson talks about title shots, marriage proposals, and his impressive win over Glover Teixeira following Sunday's event in Stockholm, Sweden. read news >>

Alexander Gustafsson Revives Title Hopes with Brutal Beatdown of Glover Teixeira

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

As the dust settles on a rocky few years for Alexander Gustafsson, he once again finds himself sitting pretty in the UFC light heavyweight division. Credit some of that good fortune to the puddle-sha read news >>

Watch Claudia Gadelha Beat Jessica Aguilar to Earn Title Shot (UFC 212 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 20 views

Check out Claudia Gadelha's victory over Jessica Aguilar at UFC 190 back in 2015 to earn a title shot against Joanna Jedrzejczyk. read news >>

Unbeaten Knockout Machine Paulo Borrachinha Carries Hopes of Brazil's UFC Future

  • 23 days ago
  • 12 views

Every time that Paulo "Borrachinha" Henrique Costa has stepped in the cage, he has decimated an opponent. The middleweight has done it any number of ways. The maulings have come via head kick, ground read news >>

Karolina Kowalkiewicz Hopes for Joanna Jedrzejczyk Rematch After UFC 212 (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

Strawweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz hopes for a rematch against champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk after her UFC 212 bout against Claudia Gadelha. read news >>

Alan Jouban fractures foot, out of UFC 213 fight vs. Brian Camozzi

  • 17 days ago
  • 7 views

Alan Jouban hopes you had a better Tuesday than he did.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

T.J. Dillashaw: Demetrious Johnson will ruin legacy by not fighting me

  • 17 days ago
  • 23 views

T.J. Dillashaw simply hopes UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson “mans up” and gives him a title shot, laying out all the reasons why he should.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 110 bonuses: Finishes by Ben Nguyen, Dan Hooker earn them $50K

  • 13 days ago
  • 13 views

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Mark Hunt, Derrick Lewis, Ben Nguyen, and Dan Hooker each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 110 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Conor McGregor's Sparring Partner Says MMA Fighter Can't Beat Floyd Mayweather

  • 8 days ago
  • 104 views

A former sparring partner for Conor McGregor doesn't have high hopes for the UFC star when he steps inside the ring with Floyd Mayweather. Chris van Heerden, who sparred with McGregor in May 2016, to read news >>

Bellator NYC's Matt Mitrione hopes for 'awesome, badass' Emelianenko after camp do-over

  • 7 days ago
  • 13 views

Matt Mitrione thinks going through two camps for the same person “kind of sucks,” but feels “a little more prepared for the ground stuff” in second booking against Fedor Emelianenko.Filed under: Bell read news >>