There’s been some tension between bantamweight rivals Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber on the set of The Ultimate Fighter: Live where they are currently serving as the team coaches, but it appears to have stepped up a notch after Friday night’s episode.
Team Cruz had got off to a great start on the show, but Chris Tickle’s loss on Friday left Team Faber up by 3-2 in the season so far, and it appears Cruz wasn’t happy about it.
In new footage that’s emerged after the live show ended Cruz let’s Tickle know that he’s not been happy with his attitude during the show, but he gets interrupted by Faber who overhears the conversation and attempts to undermine what he’s saying.
Current bantamweight champion Cruz then turns on Faber and starts on him, saying, “You look like a bum, you dress like a bum,” before reminding him that he’s failed in his last four attempts to win a title.
Faber fires back, reminding Cruz that he has in fact had 21 title fights in total and that he chased him out of the featherweight division a few years ago after submitting him in the WEC.
Of course Cruz then went on to win the bantamweight title and defeated Faber last year over five rounds.
Clearly there’s bitterness on both sides, but the good news is that they’ll be able to settle their differences in a rubber match that’s scheduled to take place after the conclusion of the current season of TUF.
Check out the full confrontation below.