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Urijah Faber shoots down retirement rumors, but has no plans to fight TJ Dillashaw

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

After coming up short against Dominick Cruz at UFC 199 (video), I think we can all agree that Urijah Faber won't be fighting for the 135-pound title anytime soon.

That puts "The California Kid" -- who turned 37 just last month -- in sort of weird position. Especially when you consider he's ranked No. 2 in the bantamweight division (full list here), just one spot behind former friend and training partner TJ Dillashaw.

But as he told MMA Fighting, a potential grudge match is not very high on his to-do list.

Neither is retiring.

"No, I'm not gonna retire. [Joe] Rogan asked me the hard questions and I do this to be the best. I feel like [at age] 37 [was] one of the best training camps I've had, period. It was amazing. I know I'm right there at the top. I don't know what's next necessarily. I'm gonna chill for a bit. But I'm definitely not done done. I'm not necessarily itching for that (Dillashaw) fight. That's just a bad feeling altogether when I think about that. It makes me more sad than anything. It's not like I'm angry about anything. It's just kind of weird. I don't want to stick around too much longer, but I do want to have some big fights."

There's always this one.

Faber (33-9) is no stranger to the featherweight division, having held the division title under the now-defunct World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) promotion. His last trip north ended in a five-round unanimous decision loss to former lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar.

Who would you, as a fan, like to see him fight next?

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