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Urijah Faber: The only reason Dominick Cruz is alive is because MMA has rules

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Urijah Faber has been beefing with longtime rival and current UFC bantamweight titleholder Dominick Cruz for the last nine years.

Faber and “The Dominator” have long been staples of the 135-pound hierarchy for quite some time, splitting a pair of tilts both in 2007 and 2011, respectively.

Multiple injuries incurred by Cruz have kept them from doing the tango a third time and “The California Kid” thinks it’s about time they settled their score, seeing as how Cruz toppled the former’s ex-best friend and previous champion, T.J. Dillashaw, just last month.

Check out the scathing public service announcement Faber released courtesy of his Instagram account:

“Last time we fought I put Mr. Hard to Hit’ on his ass multiple times. And the reason he is alive is because there are rules in MMA and I was forced to let him live. I have jumped up weight classes and fought future hall of famers at multiple divisions. I take on all comers and don’t back out if my body isn’t feeling perfect. I can’t wait to whoop this dope! [Dana White], [Lorenzo Fertitta] please gimme a date. Let’s get a staff of [doctors] on hand at Cruz’s training and ask his teammates to take it easy. I wanna be the one to break the glass champ!! #glasschamp”

Cruz is game, now all we need is a date.

The Alliance MMA staple defeated Faber way back at UFC 132 in July 2011 via unanimous decision, but it was an entertaining affair, which garnered each combatant “Performance of the Night” bonuses for their efforts.

Bum knees forced Cruz to vacate his 135-pound belt, while Faber went on to fight for the strap twice, coming up short on both occasions to ….View full article

Source:: mma mania