Winner of Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles Gets Rematch With Dominick Cruz

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Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber is scheduled to face former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles at UFC 139 in November, and according to Dana White, the stakes are very high. He spoke to ESPN about the matchup, and said that the winner of Faber vs. Bowles will get a rematch with Dominick Cruz. Here's what he had to say:

"Both Urijah and Bowles lost to Cruz," White told ESPN.com. "The winner of their fight will earn a rematch."

He also defended the choice to give Demetrious Johnson a title shot against Cruz at UFC on Versus 6:

"Johnson is 9-1, on a four-fight win streak and beat former [bantamweight] champ [Miguel] Torres in his last fight."

That's all fine and dandy, but what if Cruz loses to Johnson? Why would Bowles or Faber want to fight Cruz again if Johnson wins the title from him? It could just be an ambiguous statement from White that was made under the assumption that they'd fight Cruz if he still had the belt, but it's a bit strange nonetheless.

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