Urijah Faber on his way to 135 pounds


At last weeks UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, ProMMARadio caught up with Urijah Faber and asked him what his plans going forward were after losing a bid for the title to Jose Aldo in April. It seems the featherweight star and poster-boy for the WEC is planning on a move to the bantamweight division.

“It sounds like [the WEC] wants me to go down to 35,” Faber revealed. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, have some fights down there.”

Faber doesn’t think it will be particularly difficult for him to shed the extra 10 pounds to make the weight limit.

“All through college I was 133 pounds,” he said. “I’m probably a natural [bantamweight], it won’t be difficult for me.”

This, of course, opens the doors for a potential superfight against former champion Miguel Angel Torres, who has dropped two straight in losing his championship to Brian Bowles and a comeback fight to Faber teammate Joseph Benavidez. Regardless of who he faces, however, it seems likely that a bantamweight title shot would not be far away, should Faber win his first fight in the new division. Faber has already beaten current WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, albeit three years ago and at featherweight, so that matchup is easy to build upon. The aforementioned teammate, Benavidez, was beaten by unanimous decision when he faced Cruz in August of last year.

Luckily, Faber’s legion of fans won’t have to wait long to see him in the cage again.

“Not 100% sure when [I'm going to fight next], but it’s going to be fairly soon,” said Urijah. 

With no match-ups announced, or even hinted at, looking past WEC 49 later this month, there are plenty of cards to fill. The “California Kid” won’t be gone for long.

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

Related News

  • 6 days ago
  • 20 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 >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

Las Vegas doesn’t have a pro team. But there’s always Bishop Gorman, which has won five straight titles in football. Gorman has plenty of celebrity fans, with UFC president and Gorman alum Dana White read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 views

LAS VEGAS - After weeks of anticipation, it seemed impossible for the UFC 178 lightweight co-main event between Donald Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez to live up to expectations. And yet it did. Cerrone we read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 views

LAS VEGAS -- Kevin Lee talks about the point deduction in his fight with Jon Tuck at UFC 178, climbing the lightweight ranks, gaining experience in the Octagon, be unsatisfied with his performance, a read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 views

LAS VEGAS -- Dominick Cruz talks about his UFC 178 fight against Takeya Mizugaki, his long road back to the UFC, whether he ever thought he would never fight again, the parallels he draws from Muhamm read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 11 views

LAS VEGAS – Yoel Romero got the win in a wild, bloody battle with Tim Kennedy, but it was not without some controversy.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 3 views

LAS VEGAS -- Yoel Romero talks about his UFC 178 fight against Tim Kennedy, his thoughts on Kennedy, his place in the middleweight division, the importance of connecting with fans by learning English read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

In a middleweight battle of “The Ultimate Fighter” alums, Eddie Gordon will fight Josh Samman at UFC 181 in Las Vegas. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 5 views

LAS VEGAS - To paraphrase Dennis Green, Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso was what we thought it was. Few believed that the UFC's dominant flyweight champion would be tested by Cariaso in the main read news >>