Now that Dominick Cruz is back in the driver’s seat as the champion of the UFC bantamweight division following years of battling devastating injury after devastating injury, Urijah Faber wants to step back into the Octagon with him for a third time.
They split their first two fights –Faber won the first; Cruz won the second – but Faber believes that a third bout would basically be a game of Punch-Out! Yes, the old school video game. And he seems to think Cruz’s never-ending state of injury makes him the second coming of Glass Joe.
Here’s the way Urijah Faber put it in his own words on Instagram earlier this week…
I Keep hearing articles talking about me. Apparently @domcruz619 thinks something has been gifted in my life. I’ve had double the amount of fights that dude has in around the same amount of years, i have 5 more finishes than he has total fights, I’ve been a champion or a top contender for the last 13 years. 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! @danawhiteufc @lorenzofertitta please gimme a date. Lets get a staff of Drs on hand at Cruz’s training and ask his teammates to take it easy. I wanna be the one to break the glass champ….again!! #glasschamp
A photo posted by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber) on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:56am PST