Urijah Faber Volunteers Himself and Chad Mendes V. Frankie Edgar in UFC 153
After the complete ruin of UFC 153 due to injuries on Tuesday, the UFC is undoubtedly scrambling to find replacements for the main-event- and co-main-event bouts. The UFC may have found their replacements from Team Alpha Male.
Weighed 158 yest“@thesensation82: @danawhite edgar v @UrijahFaber for Interim belt? I'm sure the Cali kid wouldn't mind stepping up weight.
Faber hasn't competed at featherweight since 2010, when he was picked apart by UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo. "The California Kid" was last seen losing in a unanimous decision to Renan Barao for the interim UFC Bantamweight title at UFC 149.
He didn't stop volunteering himself, either, as Faber suggested that his teammate Chad Mendes may also be interested in the contest.
Mendes bounced back nicely from his first-ever loss to Aldo at UFC 142 by dropping Cody McKenzie with a hard punch to the body at UFC 148.
Mendes makes the most sense in the equation, as he's a former title challenger at 145 pounds and is still a top-ranked fighter in the division. However, Faber has the name and drawing power that would be necessary to get good PPV numbers.
The UFC recently showed it will sacrifice a fight that matters, ranking-wise, for PPV buys, and either Faber or Mendes would be a worthy opponent for Edgar as he drops down to featherweight for the first time in his career.
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