Faber's Move to 155 Imminent?

Nick ColonSenior Analyst IJuly 6, 2008

With Urijah Faber's win over Jens Pulver this past May, many now are wondering what is next for the dominant WEC Featherweight champion.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Faber's next opponent may be Leonard Garcia, a man who is coming off a layoff from outside the ring issues.  However, the fight would need to be hyped up tremendously, as Garcia has not been a huge draw for the WEC as of late.  The general consensus is that Faber would like to move up 10 lbs. and avenge his one and only loss to UFC Lightweight Tyson Griffin, or Faber moves down to 135 lbs., and hopefully gets a match up with Dream's Kid Yamamoto.

"I've had talks about going up to 155 and I've had talks about going down to 135.  If it's a super fight and for the right money I'll fight anybody.  Right now I'm taking it one fight at a time and there are still a lot of challengers out there at 145."

Of course what Faber forgot to mention is that there are even more challengers at 155 lbs.  Possible opponents for Faber include the likes of Tyson Griffin, Clay Guida, Roger Huerta, Kenny Florian, and even his good friend BJ Penn.

Should Faber decide to remain at 145 lbs., the list of great opponents is a little bit shorter.  The previously mentioned Garcia would be a possibility, as well as a possible rematch with Jens Pulver down the line, or an up and coming star such as Micah Miller.

However, don't expect Faber to step back into the octagon until later on this Fall.  His latest win still has him sipping champagne knowing the belt should be in his clutch for another few months...at least.