Fresh off being crowned the first UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz now has his eyes set on avenging the only blemish on his professional record.
Cruz faced then-featherweight king Urijah Faber back in March of 2007 in his debut for the blue caged promotion. Unfortunately for the Octagon rookie, he was quickly submitted with a guillotine choke in the 1stRound.
“The California Kid” has made no bones about who he wants his next opponent to be, either. Both Cruz and Faber are hopeful UFC brass come callin’ to have them serve as opposing coaches on next season’s edition of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
“I definitely want that fight,” Cruz told MMAWeekly. “It’s something I’ll take in stride. I prefer to have that fight fighting for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ as a coach, that’s something I was really going for. It’s pretty much up to the UFC.
“My job is to fight and to fight the best guys in the world, and I feel like beating Urijah is just a way to solidify that for myself.”
There has been a lot of chatter on the ‘net about having two of the UFC’s newest additions star in the highly popular realty show.
“The bottom line is, he’s become my biggest fan in a sense because I hear ‘Dominick Cruz’ out of his mouth more [than] ever. In a sense, thank you,” Cruz sarcastically said to Faber.
The odds of Faber running Cruz’s official Facebook page are slim-to-none, but the former 145-pound title holder would love nothing more than to get 25 minutes alone with the baddest bantamweight in the yard.