UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber is easily one of the best 135ers in MMA. However, for a long time Faber carried a similar distinction at featherweight where he held gold in WEC. Though “The California Kid” isn’t necessarily looking to bulk back up to repeat the feat in the Octagon, he has mentioned openness to action against premier 145-pounders as a means of delivering an entertaining effort to fans.
One such individual is Frankie Edgar, a former lightweight champion who is currently a featherweight and even able to slim down further. Faber was recently asked about “The Answer” as an adversary at a Q&A session with fans, saying the scrap sounded good to him but remained contingent on what his bosses wanted to do.
“I would consider that. I’d like to talk to those guys, the matchmakers, and see if it’s something we can make happen,” commented Faber in a conversation captured by MMAJunkie. “I don’t necessarily have much say in my fights. Throughout the history of my career, I’ve always just kind of taken who they’ve given me, and I don’t know if I’d go up for that weight or they would come down or do a catchweight or something like that, but I’m definitely open to it. I do want big fights in this career.”
The 29-6 Faber has exited the ring with his hand raised in a trio of consecutive clashes and owns past wins over Bibiano Fernandes, Scott Jorgensen, Eddie Wineland, and Dominick Cruz. Edgar, on the other hand, has compiled a 16-4-1 record in his career and is currently waiting for a new fight after picking up his first win as a featherweight by beating Charles Oliveira in July.