LAS VEGAS – Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber is a massive favorite over Alex Caceres at this weekend’s UFC 175 event, but “The California Kid” said he never concerned himself with how little he stands to gain with a win.

For Faber, a fight is a fight, and the 35-year-old said he’s used to being in contests where his opponent seems to enjoy more of an upside with a victory.

“My whole last year was filled with that,” Faber told MMAjunkie. “Iuri Alcantara, Ivan Menjivar, (Michael) McDonald, Scottie Jorgensen. When you’re in a position I’m in – I’ve been in the sport a long time and been a world champion – that’s just the reality of it. You’r either scared to play or not scared to play. I’m not scare of anything.”

Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and fellow bantamweight Caceres (10-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) meet in the featured prelim of this weekend’s UFC 175 event from Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. The bout airs on FOX Sports 1 directly preceding the night’s pay-per-view main card.

Oddsmakers have installed Faber as a 12-to-1 favorite, and while Caceres brings an official four-fight winning streak into the contest (and five fights if you don’t count a result overturned after testing positive for marijuana), his reputation in the sport pales in comparison to that of his opponent.

Still, Faber believes it’s imperative to take every opponent seriously – and that Caceres may surprise with his abilities.

“I think he’s a guy that has dangerous weapons,” Faber said. “He’s not afraid to try. A lot of people count themselves out before they even start. He’s the type of guy that goes in with offense. He lands big punches. He does submissions. He’ll move all-around. In my opinion, those are the most dangerous guys to fight: guys that are really there to fight.”

For more on UFC 175, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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

Related News

UFC 189 Video: Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber scuffle backstage

  • 22 days ago
  • 216 views

It looks like Chad Mendes isn't the only member of Team Alpha Male looking for a crack at Conor McGregor, as the Irishman got into it with Urijah Faber backstage at the weigh ins. Animosity goes a lo read news >>

Video: Conor McGregor, Urijah Faber clash backstage at UFC 189 weigh-ins, broken up immediately

  • 22 days ago
  • 122 views

Things got a little heated before the weigh-ins, creating a situation that could have been potentially devastating for the main event at UFC 189 happening tomorrow (July 11) at the MGM Grand Garden A read news >>

Joe Rogan thinks Chad Mendes should be the favorite over Conor McGregor

  • 22 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC personality Joe Rogan favours Chad Mendes over Conor McGregor at UFC 189. On the eve of UFC 189, headlined by featherweight studs Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes, more and more UFC stars are weigh read news >>

Travis Browne's manager responds to domestic abuse situation, disputes allegations '1 million percent'

  • 23 days ago
  • 11 views

Amidst abuse allegations from his girlfriend, Travis Browne is disputing those claims. According to his manager John Fosco, Browne will fully consent to the UFC's investigation on the matter and he i read news >>

The Downes Side: UFC 189 Predictions

  • 23 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC / WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11... read news >>

Video: Urijah Faber says Chad Mendes looking mean, ready to take belt at UFC 189

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

LAS VEGAS – Urijah Faber might know Chad Mendes better than anyone, and he believes his longtime teammate is about to bring a second title back to Team Alpha Male. Filed under: Featured, Featured Vid read news >>

UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes betting odds leaning towards Conor

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Despite Chad Mendes opening as a small favorite, the betting odds for his UFC 189 main event bout with Conor McGregor have gone in the other direction. UFC 189 is widely viewed as The Conor McGregor read news >>

Urijah Faber pokes fun at Conor McGregor on Instagram

  • 25 days ago
  • 701 views

Urijah Faber mocks Conor McGregor on Instagram. The trash talk between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo has been put on hold due to the champion's withdrawal from UFC 189 after suffering a rib fracture d read news >>

Local Governor supports Shlemenko in PED situation: ‘F*** them Americans’

  • 26 days ago
  • 28 views

Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko started a flashmob in his support, which reached the local government in the Omsk region of Russia. Having been suspended for three years alo read news >>

Paulo Filho admits use of cocaine during WEC career, says Jon Jones will use it again

  • 27 days ago
  • 223 views

Former PRIDE star and WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho once was one of the best fighters in the world, but never really achieved what his teammates expected him to. For years, training partners read news >>