Former WEC champion and perennial fan favorite Urijah Faber pulled out another big win on Saturday night. In the fourth round of his main event bout with Scott Jorgensen at "The Ultimate Fighter" finale in Las Vegas, Faber used his signature rear naked choke to make Jorgensen tap. It was Faber's second straight win, and the 27th in his prolific career to push his record to 27-6.
But now comes the obvious, if difficult question with Faber: So what?
Five of the Faber's six losses came in title fights. Since returning to the UFC in March of 2011, he has had two title chances at the UFC men's bantamweight belt. He lost a decision to current men's bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz at UFC 132, and to Renan Barao at UFC 149 in a bid for the interim belt.
He hovers near the top of the UFC's men's bantamweight division. He has UFC wins over Jorgensen, Ivan Menjivar, Brian Bowles and Eddie Wineland. He has more than 250,000 Twitter followers, which speaks to his immense popularity. For a comparison, Cruz, the division's champ, has around 81,000. But is that enough to give him more bites at the title shot apple?
Faber isn't pushing for any fights in particular. After beating Jorgensen, he said he would leave matchmaking to the UFC.
"I'm just having fun. That's why I do this sport. I'll be ready for anybody," Faber said.
With Barao holding the interim title and Cruz rehabbing from a serious knee injury, the top of the division is set. But do you want to see Faber get another title shot? Speak up in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.