There’s still no word on who’s going to be coaching the next season of TUF, but elusive champ Dominick Cruz would like everyone to know that he’d happily sign on if it meant getting to fight Urijah Faber:
Cruz has a lingering hand injury he hopes to address shortly, but the 25-year-old said he’s be willing to wait on that surgery if it means a chance to coach opposite Faber and fight him at the conclusion of the season.
“I would accept it very much, and I’d be stoked, and it would be awesome because I would get my loss back,” Cruz said. “An opportunity like that, I might have to deal with the hand again.
Cruz and Faber have a rivalry that goes back to 2007 when Faber beat him with a guillotine choke at WEC 26. Since then they’ve been rubbing eachother the wrong way in standard childish fashion, with one ‘major’ event being the time Dominick drew all over a poster of Urijah’s face. SHIT THAT’S SOME RED HOT BEEF RIGHT THERE!
But if the UFC decides Cruz isn’t interesting enough as a coach, they’ve always got alternatives: Fighters Only reports that everyone’s favorite mullet-wearing warrior Miguel Torres is also in contention for a coach’s role. While Faber vs Torres would tie up two of the division’s hottest stars, it at least leaves the belt free so the first bantamweight title fight can happen before Fall 2011. Plus, Faber vs Torres is one of those dream fights from last year that’s starting to get near it’s past-due date. If they’re going to do it, now ain’t a bad time.