Source: Faber not fighting Fabiano at WEC 40 in April

FiveOuncesOfPain.com was contacted earlier this evening by a source close to Urijah Faber that was speaking on the condition of anonymity regarding a previous report by Tatame.com that quoted Wagnney Fabiano as saying his next fight possibly could be against Faber.

Fabiano indicated that he his next fight will be at on Sunday, April 5 at WEC 40 in Chicago and that Faber has been discussed as a potential opponent. According to the source, Faber will not be competing during the month of April.

After losing the WEC featherweight to Mike Brown at WEC 36 in November, Faber rebounded with a first round submission against Jens Pulver last month at WEC 38. It’s still unclear when his next fight will be but sources have revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com that WEC officials are considering a possible June date at the Arco Arena in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento, Calif. and that he’d be a logical fit to headline the card.

The potential show has yet to be finalized and in the event that it is, Faber’s involvement would still not be a guarantee. As of now, he currently has just two fights remaining on his WEC contract and it is believed that he’s looking to re-negotiate his current deal before challenging for the WEC featherweight title again. If Faber won the title he would essentially be forgoing his eligibility to hit the open market as he would be subject to the terms of the promotion’s champion clause.

3 COMMENTS
  • VENOM says:

    This would fight would make no sense at this point in time! Maybe next year!

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  • mu_shin says:

    Just curious Sam what that champion’s clause encompasses. Sounds like the contract specifies a fighter’s committment subsequent to winning the title?

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  • Cathedron says:

    All I know about most contracts is that you are basically signing a whole new one if you become champion. I think he just wants more money. He’s being greatly underpaid, IMO. He’s the face of the WEC, after all. I doubt Faber wants to leave the WEC, unless he’s looking to move to the UFC’s lightweight division.

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