Urijah Faber: 3 Possible Fights for His February Return

Riley Kontek@@BigRIlesMMAFeatured ColumnistNovember 20, 2012

Urijah Faber: 3 Possible Fights for His February Return

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    Urijah Faber is set to make his return in the early part of 2013, and many wonder who he will face upon his return.

    Faber is a legend in the lighter weight class. The former WEC Champion has faced many of the best fighters at 145 and 135 pounds.

    Here are three opponents Faber could face in his return.

Scott Jorgensen

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    Scott Jorgensen is currently tied up in a fight with John Albert, but when he is free, a fight with Faber is a good idea.

    Both are tough-nosed bantamweights with power in their fists and good wrestling. Matching them up could be a great compliment to their skills.

    Also, both are former title challengers. That has to be worth something.

Raphael Assuncao

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    Raphael Assuncao is on the rise in the bantamweight, and a great test of his skills would come in the form of Urijah Faber.

    Assuncao is a great jiu-jitsu artist with developing stand up. His power is there, but his technique could definitely use some work.

    There is no better way to see how well it works than against a top-tier guy like Faber.

Manny Gamburyan

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    Didn't expect to see a featherweight on here? Didn't think Manny Gamburyan should be on Urijah Faber's radar?

    Well, he should be.

    Faber is almost out of title shot chances. He should fight wherever he is needed.

    A fight with Gamburyan would be a fun fight that could either elevate Gamburyan or bring further legacy to Faber's name.

    I for one would love to see these two square off.