Urijah Faber makes nice with Dominick Cruz, promises to beat Renan Barao 'no matter what'
"The California Kid" will step in for the injured and now former champion, Dominick Cruz, against Renan Barao at UFC 169. The 11-year veteran was a guest on MMAmania's 'Darce Side Radio' this week, and he revealed that he spoke to Cruz after Monday's announcement. He also talked about what will be different this time around against Barao, his victory over Michael McDonald, becoming a preferred status member of Southwest Airlines, staying positive, and divulged his feelings on the naysayers and critics.
Michael Chiesa sidelined with shoulder injury
Michael Chiesa's return to the Octagon has been slightly delayed.
Chiesa (10-1), who did not have a fight lined up when he suffered the injury, recently got back on the winning track by defeating Colton Smith via second-round rear-naked choke in November. "The Ultimate Fighter" season 15 winner suffered the first loss of his career in July when he was submitted via D'Arce choke in the second round by Jorge Masvidal.
Matt Brown says female fighters don't have KO power and would prefer they fight topless
"Women were fighting?"
It doesn't sound like Matt Brown will be joining Armbar Nation anytime soon. On the mend recovering from two torn discs in his back, UFC welterweight Matt Brown got a few pals together for the inaugural episode of his podcast. In an obviously relaxed setting joined by a few like-minded friends, Brown began opening up on his thoughts on women's MMA. With the conversation centered on UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey's recent title defense to Miesha Tate at UFC 168, Brown was a bit reluctant to give the pair their due.