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UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber has a pretty laid back personality. After all, he’s “The California Kid”.
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Urijah Faber “not real happy” about new date but still excited for battle with Renan Barao
This past Friday night marked the end of one chapter in UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber ’s life with a new one beginning on Saturday as his focus turned from coaching on the Ultimate Fighter to preparing for a July 7 encounter with Brazilian beast Renan Barao . Faber and Barao will meet in co-headlining action at UFC 148 with the winner emerging as an interim champion while Dominick Cruz recovers from a torn ACL.
With the Ultimate Fighter struggling to draw ratings on FX like the long-running reality series did on Spike TV the casting of coaches on the next season could be a crucial component in helping the show regain its foothold as a flagship program. In that vein, UFC light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar has been actively campaigning for a shot to lead a team against former 205-pound champion Forrest Griffin . The two are among the company’s most popular athletes and, as any fan worth a lick knows, helped launch MMA’s popularity into the stratosphere thanks to an extremely entertaining outing at the original TUF Finale as two of the finalists.
There will be no rematch between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva after all, at least this summer, as Belfort has suffered a broken hand and is out of their main event meeting at UFC 147 .
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Vitor Belfort suffers broken hand, out of UFC 147 main event with Wanderlei Silva
As expected, UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber will battle Renan Barao at UFC 148 with divisional gold on the line as part of a match-up meant to determine an interim championship. Current title-holder Dominick Cruz is currently sidelined until early 2013 with a torn ACL
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Urijah Faber facing Renan Barao in interim title-fight at UFC 148
Dominick Cruz helped boost his stock by serving as a coach on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter 15 where he’s faced off against rival Urijah Faber . Unfortunately he won’t be able to capitalize on his increased profile, at least at any point in the immediate future. According to the UFC’s website, as well as Cruz via Twitter, “The Dominator” tore his ACL while training for an upcoming title-defense against Faber at UFC 148 and has been forced to pull out of the July 7 event as a result.
Last night’s episode of the Ultimate Fighter 15 featured a number of memorable moments including perhaps the coolest coaches’ challenge of all time.
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TUF 15 Results: Team Faber edges out Team Cruz by earning final quarterfinal slot
The city of Las Vegas has been the downfall of many and appears to have reeled in a another victim over the weekend who MMA fans are certainly familiar with – Ross Pearson . The 27-year old Brit is a former winner of the Ultimate Fighter and a current UFC featherweight who is in Sin City to serve as one of Dominick Cruz ’s coaches on TUF 15
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Ross Pearson arrested for DUI in Las Vegas
With former UFC champions Tito Ortiz and B.J. Penn both coming to the ends of their storied careers it makes sense to start looking forward to their eventual admittance into the organization’s Hall of Fame.
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Tito Ortiz, B.J. Penn both set for Hall of Fame induction
A little over a month ago the UFC injected some humorous insight into the world by bringing affable light heavyweights Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar together for a segment on the organization’s weekly Ultimate Insider program.