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Urijah Faber Looking To Claim First UFC Title At UFC 149

Urijah Faber knows what it feels like to be the man on top of the mountain.

Back while competing in the WEC, “The California Kid” was a champion. Now, after being derailed in his first attempt at earning UFC gold, Faber is set to compete a second time for the championship.

However, the situation has changed, as Faber meets Renan Barao at UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao for the interim UFC bantamweight title. Current division champion, Dominick Cruz, was forced out of a planned bout with a knee injury.

During a recent media conference call, Faber discussed the pressure of wanting to become a champion inside the Octagon.

I always feel a sense of urgency when I’m in a fight. That’s just the way I approach things. Over my entire career, I feel in some way, shape or form, most of my fights have been either title fights or fights to get into title fights.

Faber is taking on a deadly foe in Barao, who enters on a 29-fight undefeated streak. He has won 28 of those bouts, with the other being declared a no-contest.

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