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Cruz vs. Faber 3 Planned, TUF 15 Coaching Spots Possible

Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber UFC 132 weigh in

After an impressive victory last night over Brian Bowles at UFC 139 it appears Urijah Faber will rematch UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. The fight will be the rubber match between Cruz and Faber. The two heated rivals most recently faced off at UFC 132, a fight which Cruz won a hard-fought decision over Faber.

UFC President Dana White did not name when the two will face each other but did rule out January UFC on Fox 2. Cruz had surgery to repair an injured finger sustained against Demetrious Johnson at UFC on Versus 6 and is not expected to be ready until the spring.

At the UFC 139 post-fight press conference, Faber lobbied White to make Cruz and Faber coaches on the upcoming TUF 15. While White did not confirm or deny the idea, he intimated it was possible. Faber and Cruz were nearly coaches on the current season of TUF before being scrapped for Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping, and finally Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Bisping.


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