The MMA world took one on the chin last night when it was revealed UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz would be out for an extended period of time after tearing his ACL while training for a July 7 fight with Urijah Faber. While there’s nothing outside of H.G. Wells’ library that can change Cruz’s status, “The California Kid” has some ideas about what the UFC can do to fix the situation.

Faber released a video in the wake of Cruz’s injury calling for an interim belt to be created based on the amount of time the title-holder is expected to miss and even has his own rankings the organization can go by the set things up.

“I'm thinking an interim title fight. He has been out almost a year and a half now. Once this surgery goes through it's going to be another nine months,” began Faber in the clip. “I'm hoping for a top contender. Renan Barao, in my opinion is next up with Michael McDonald after that and Ivan Menjivar after that. I'm just waiting to see. I know as much as you guys do, but I'm ready to scrap on July 7. And, as far as I'm concerned, that's when it's going down."

“Don’t worry guys, me and Dom will scrap soon,” he concluded.

Barao, who is 28-1 and on an incredible winning streak, also happens to be scheduled for action at UFC 148 where Faber was set to fight Cruz.

Check out the full video from Faber below:


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