Urijah Faber Wants to Fight B.J. Penn


Urijah Faber Here's another champion talking about moving up in weight class and taking on a big money fight. Urijah Faber talking to Fighters Only:

Top WEC featherweight Urijah Faber would be interested in moving up to lightweight to fight some of the big names - including BJ Penn.

He is also keen to get a rematch with UFC lightweight Tyson griffin, who is the only fighter to hold a win over Faber.

"I'd like to do a couple fights at 155," he told MMA Weekly, explaining that he would be looking to fight "whoever has the belt".

"My buddy B.J. (Penn) just went up to 170, so I don't know if he's planning on going back to 155 or what, but I'd have to talk with him and see if that's something he'd want to do also."

After beating Jens Pulver, Faber has pretty much cleaned the WEC out of marquee opponents. He' s been pretty vocal about wanting to go to Japan and fight Kid Yamamoto, but its obvious that moving to the UFC lightweight division is a much more feasible thing. Faber's ultra-talented, no doubt, but he'll have to step up his game considerably if he's going to avoid the beating he took from Tyson Griffin in their first match.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Urijah Faber has been on the shelf a bit of late, rehabbing some injuries. But “The California Kid” still is thinking down the road. Filed under: Featured Videos, MMA Rumors, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 35 views

LAS VEGAS -- Takeya Mizugaki talks about his UFC 178 fight against Dominick Cruz, what he expects to see from Cruz. his recent ear surgery, a conversation he had with Urijah Faber about Cruz, and mor read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 views

Becasue as the Brazilan bomber alluded to, there was nothing much he could've done to match or outdo "The Dominator's" UFC 178 performance. For the longest time, Raphael Assuncao has been pleading fo read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 8 views

Veteran Urijah Faber is the first to acknowledge he's in an odd spot in the UFC's bantamweight division. "It's a little weird right now when you look at the list," the former WEC featherweight champi read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

So who does "The California Kid" fight next? Urijah Faber admits that his situation, as far as where he stands in the current bantamweight landscape, is a bit "weird." "The California Kid" sits at No read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 views

A bantamweight fight between perennial contender Urijah Faber and Cisco Rivera has been added to the lineup for UFC 181, officials announced on Wednesday evening. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

Check out the full URCC 25 fight card featuring a 2 title fights, the return of Filipino fan favorites, along with a few prospects and rivalries. After the Universal Reality Combat Championship re-la read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 842 views

Following his win at UFC 178, Dominick Cruz poked fun on Team Alpha Male. Faber and the rest of the crew responded. Following his UFC 178 win, Dominick Cruz made a quip about his rivalry with Urijah read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 23 views

It appears Dominick Cruz’s three-year layoff has done little to weaken his rivalry with Urijah Faber and the rest of the Team Alpha Male camp.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>