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Urijah Faber’s Immediate Future Includes A Break; Still Hopeful For UFC Title Shot

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Urijah Faber still has dreams and aspirations of becoming a UFC champion.

“The California Kid” cemented his status as one of the top bantamweights in the world Saturday night, submitting Scott Jorgensen for his second victory of 2013.

Faber, who admitted he suffered a hand injury that kept him from training at 100-percent before the fight, confirmed plans to take a break after accepting a second fight in under six weeks.

“Yeah, I’d like to take a break,” Faber said. “Actually, coming into the fight, I had a hurt hand (from the Menjivar bout). It wasn’t anything real serious, so I basically wasn’t able to spar expect for one time that whole training camp.”

Faber, though, also confirmed interest in a future meeting with rival Dominick Cruz, who was in the FUEL TV analyst chair for the event.

“I’m hoping Dominick can make a little miraculous recovery,” he said. “You need to dig deep there, Dom. You got to tape it up, get in the cage. I want to get Dominick, (interim UFC champion Renan) barao, and hopefully get the winner of those guys. I’m ready for whoever.”

It was too bad that Cruz was injured and caused the cancellation of a third meeting with Faber. While some have been against the two competing again, I think the pre-fight build-up could be awesome, and Faber looks like his old self in his recent fights.

Photo credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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