If Cruz is stripped, will Barao retroactively be awarded the BW Championship?

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  1. Chuck Rock

    Chuck Rock Blue Belt Double Yellow Card

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    Meaning, if Cruz is stripped of the title. And Barao is named the UFC Bantamweight Champion, will his title win over Faber and his two defenses be labeled as Undisputed BW champion title wins or will they still be classified as Interim?

    I'm not sure exactly how something like that works, but I think Barao deserves the recognition as true Champion.
     
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    I wondered about this as well.
     
  3. JoseAldoKillaBe

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    Dunno, but to say the least, it will be weird if he cleans out the top 10 without having a single title defense counted....
    Only top 5's left are Cruz and Assuncao.
     
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    I don't know but he definitely deserves the actual title.
     
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    a non jones -gus thread? wut?
     
  6. benjaminbuttons

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    I'll always consider his interm title defenses as actual title defenses if he becomes the champ.
     
  7. Nelly

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    It should definitely count towards title defense records and such. Faber and Mayday are legit top 5 opponents. WEC should also count for BW and FW.
     
  8. Gervinho

    Gervinho Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Cruz can soon become one of the longest serving champions. he has a belt he never defends
     
  9. frederick

    frederick Red Belt

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    At least this part of his reign is more exciting.
     
  10. JDawg9

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    I'm pretty sure they would be counted as real title defenses, people get too up in arms about the interim champion being called that as if it's not a real belt. Either way if he got the belt from a way such as injury or if the champ vacates the belt people aren't going to respect the new champion as much if he wasn't able to beat the champion.
     
  11. Chuck Rock

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    I'd pay to see a Barao/Faber rematch. And if Faber beats Mcdonald, I think he'd deserve it too.
     
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    Only a moron wouldnt respect him because of him not defeating an injured Champ. Not his fault the guy has been out for 2 years now
     

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