Team Alpha Male struggles to live up to its name

Wednesday December 18th, 2013
Urijah Faber (left) proved at 34 years old, he's still a force to be reckoned with in UFC.
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Cruz, the bantamweight champion who hasn't fought in over two years, and Barão, the interim champ, face off Feb. 1 to settle who truly belongs at the top of the hill. They've both beaten Faber, but one of them -- the one who ends up with the belt -- likely will soon be seeing Urijah once again. And then we'll find out who among the 135-pounders the real alpha male is.

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