Urijah Faber Thinks He’s Next In Line For A Title Shot


Former WEC bantamweight champion Urijah Faber is on a roll as of late, having won his last three fights in the Octagon since dropping a decision at UFC 149 to interim champ Renan Barao.

The streak has him in line for another title shot. Problem is, Faber has dropped his last five title fights in a row. It’s becoming increasingly harder to book Faber in a legitimate title fight. “The California Kid” is set to prove his critics wrong against upstart Michael McDonald at UFC on Fox 9 this December.

Faber recently met up with MMA Weekly to discuss his mindset, expressing the belief that he does indeed deserve another shot at the belt:

“I’m the guy for a title shot at this point. Barao and Cruz, and getting through McDonald, that’s takes out a lot of guys in the division.”

Do you agree with Faber? He’s no doubt an iron-willed fighter who battles on through adversity. His Team Alpha Male is fighting at an alarmingly effective rate after new head coach Duane “Bang” Ludwig has added a new element to the team. Faber has the heart of a champion and remains one of most recognized names in mixed martial arts.

But will he ever hold a belt in the UFC?

  • I would back this guy. It remains to be seen if he is the best but He certainly doesn't give up much to any fighter in the division and was the closest to beating the champ. He keeps destroying the competition and working his way back , and he is exciting and has a good attitude to represent the sport.

    • YEah i agree… Urijah is tough man… and a challenge for anyone in the division! I think he can beat anyone in his weightclass except Barao at this point… surely he can beat Cruz.. I actually had him winning their last fight anyway!

  • I disagree. He's lost to both Renan and Dominick a title shot against either seems a bit pointless. It's not like his style has changed or he's been getting devastating victories. A win streak is a win streak but he's already had his shots against both. I'd say just focus on beating MacDonald very convincingly and then see about a title shot.