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

Urijah Faber open to UFC trilogy fights against Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

But, "California Kid" is still unsure if he will compete at 135 or 145 pounds next. Despite coming up short against Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 66 last month (watch video replay here) in a Feath read news >>

Post-fight patterns: UFC Goiana & NOLA - Stable dynamism

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Condit-Alves! Ortega-Tavares! Hendo-Boetsch! What a couple of weeks of fights we've had. Looking back at some of the patterns from the last two Fight Nights in a double-header. Two straight Fight Nig read news >>

Dana White Video: Drug Testing, Reebok Deal, New Fights and More

  • 27 days ago
  • 45 views

UFC president Dana White joined UFC Tonight to talk about his company's "game-changing" new anti-doping policy, the Reebok fighter uniform deal, and more. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 'Prelims' undercard preview and predictions, Pt. 2

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., June 6, 2015) when UFC Fight Night 68: “Henderson vs. Boetsch” kicks off from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. read news >>

Mixed Martial'Arr fighters abandon ship after 10 fights, three days at sea

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

The Mixed Martial A'rr cruise came to an end earlier this afternoon (Weds., June 3, 2015) as the cruise ship returned to shore after three days at sea, which featured 10 fights and a series of pirate read news >>

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos already planning welterweight 'super fights'

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

Hey, remember when Benson Henderson was Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion and started chirping about welterweight "super fights" -- and we were all like, whoa, slow down there read news >>

Video: Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua II Full Fight

  • 28 days ago
  • 20 views

Watch the full rematch of one of the best MMA fights of all time. Every once in a while a fight for the ages happens. Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua delivered one of those barnburners in their first read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 'Prelims' undercard preview and predictions, Pt. 1

  • 28 days ago
  • 20 views

More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., June 6, 2015) when UFC Fight Night 68: “Henderson vs. Boetsch” kicks off from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. read news >>

Statistics show lack of fights, main card time for UFC bantamweights in 2015

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 views

A statistical breakdown of the UFC's roster and fights booked this year show that men's bantamweights are getting neither fights nor main card visibility in 2015. This weekend there will be two banta read news >>

The MMA Hour - 284 - Urijah Faber

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

Urijah Faber looks back at his loss to Frankie Edgar last month and discusses what's next for him. read news >>