TUF-17-Finale-posterAfter back-to-back bouts less than two months apart, UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber knows what he wants next and it’s not a title-fight. Rather, “The California Kid” is ready for a little time off to heal up from an injury he sustained against Ivan Menjivar when the two met in February.

Fortunately, Faber won’t need surgery even though the damage was bad enough to severely limit his preparation for last night’s bout with Scott Jorgensen at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.

“Coming into the fight, I had a hurt hand from my last fight,” explained Faber during the Fuel TV post-show. “It wasn’t anything real serious, so I basically wasn’t able to spar except for one time that whole training camp, but I stayed in great shape.”

“I had my coaches get me prepared in other different ways. We’re so lucky to have a great staff,” concluded Faber.

With consecutive finishes of Menjivar and Jorgensen in his immediate rear-view, Faber is now looking forward to possible rematches with one of two opponents who have beaten him in recent years. Not surprisingly, they both also happen to wear divisional gold.

“I want to get Dominick Cruz (or) Renan Barao,” said Faber of the linear and interim champions. “Hopefully, get the winner of those guys. I’m ready for whoever.”

Faber improved his record to 28-6 with the win over Jorgensen, the 23rd finish of his career. His stumbles to Cruz and Barao were both the result of a decision.