Faber Looks To Bring Down King Of Cringe
Urijah Faber is a UFC Hall Of Famer, but never has been a UFC champion. After a brief retirement, Faber is back and sees a showdown with current bantamweight and flyweight champion, Henry Cejudo.
“Henry Cejudo’s got the world strap, and a couple of them, and an Olympic gold medal – which I never set my goals on as a young wrestler. I probably should have. But that’s enticing,” Faber said at a fan Q&A last week.
“To snatch up a belt – a couple belts – and a gold medal and silence the cringe would be a great step in the direction for me. And it’s a great matchup. He’s naturally a (1)25-pounder. I’m a big (1)35-pounder. He’s got the wrestling pedigree. I’ve got better jiu-jitsu. He breaks guys, and I don’t break. So, I think that’s a good matchup.”
“He called me out. One week later, I answered the call and then he starts calling out girls, birds and everything else,” Faber said of Cejudo, who is out until 2020. “If he wants it, he can get it.”
“I think it’s kind of smart what he’s doing,” Faber said of Cejudo’s new personality. “He’s trying to do something that’s important to me, which is reestablish the 125-pound weight class. I mean, I don’t think it was fair for him to put blame on Demetrious (Johnson), one of the best champions of all time, for not holding it down. But he’s getting a bunch of people to talk about him.
“Right after my comeback fight, I mentioned his name. He’s got Dominick Cruz, one of the best fighters in the history of the division of all time (talking about him). He’s got the girls speaking about him for all the wrong reasons, which we knew that was going to happen. So, he’s trying to get some clout, some recognition. He’s going to get beat up, most likely.”
Initial Report: MMAJunkie