Dominick Cruz is Looking Forward to Fighting Renan Barao

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The FUEL TV announcers Jon Anik and Brian Stann said they had a great time watching UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz watch the main event of UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao Saturday night. That's because the contest brought about an interim champion in the division, as Renan Barao downed Urijah Faber.

Cruz, who is recovering from knee surgery, will likely be the next man to face Barao unless the interim champion decides to take another fight before "The Dominator" has healed up. Cruz offered up his thoughts on Barao during the post-fight show.

"I am looking forward to it," Cruz said. "(Barao) is new blood. It's exciting to fight a guy like that. He was composed and is ready for a five-round title fight with me."

Cruz defeated Faber last year in his last fight. He suffered the injury while preparing for the third encounter between the two.

Barao wished Cruz a quick recovery, and added that he will do whatever the UFC asks of him in terms of taking another fight or waiting for Cruz.

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