"Hide your kids, hide your wife and hide that UFC belt, cause I'm coming for it."
Those were the words uttered by Urijah Faber immediately following his three-round unanimous decision victory over Eddie Wineland at UFC 128 last night (March 19). He was, of course, referring to his longtime nemesis and current UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz.
The two have been trading barbs in the media for months now, with an eventual fight a seeming inevitability after Faber made the drop down to 135-pounds. Of course, even one as popular as "The California Kid" has to earn his way up the ladder and that's exactly what he's done, winning both of his fights since dropping to his new weight class.
There is no word on the when and the where but UFC President Dana White confirmed at the post-fight press conference Faber is next in line for a shot at Cruz and the bantamweight strap.
But will they also be coaches on the upcoming season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF)?
White says no decisions have been made regarding coaches for next season -- after all, season 13, featuring heavyweight big timers Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, hasn't even hit the airwaves yet (it premieres on March 30, 2011).
But Faber and Cruz are both perfect candidates for the job, considering the fact that next season will feature fighters competing in the featherweight and bantamweight divisions.
Either way, "The Dominator," whose only career loss in 18 fights is to the "Alpha Male" himself, is still recovering from hand surgery so nothing is imminent at this time.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates on this fight.