SACRAMENTO, CA - JUNE 26: Urijah Faber wraps his hands before he works out for the media during the Team Alpha Male Media Open Workout at Ultimate Fitness Gym on June 26, 2012 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
"You know, I don't care. If Cruz is gonna heal up in time to have this fight, let's do it. I'd love to fight him next. That'd be ideal for me, but I'm not putting my life on hold because of him not being able to stay healthy. If he's physically unable, I'm not gonna put my life on hold. This is what I do for a living. This is what I love to do. He's not the biggest name in the sport. I mean, I understand Carlos Condit waiting for Georges St. Pierre. That's a huge opportunity for him. I feel like my opportunity is to fight, and I love doing it. I love putting on a show, and I'll put on a show, with or without Cruz. I'd love for it to be him, but I'm not gonna wait."
-- It's anything but a foregone conclusion that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight Urijah Faber will emerge victorious when he takes on Renan Barao at UFC 149, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Sat., July 21, 2012. However, many mixed martial arts (MMA) fans are already looking ahead to what may be next for "The California Kid" if that is, indeed, the way it goes down. Faber recently sat down with FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight," where he bluntly stated that, if he does win, he has no intention of waiting around for the current champion and his longtime rival, Dominick Cruz, who has been out with a serious knee injury since May of this year. Faber would love to fight him, but if "The Dominator" isn't ready, he's set on taking on whoever the next top contender is -- that is if he can beat "Pegado" on Saturday night. Hopefully, somewhere in New Mexico, Carlos Condit is taking copious notes.