Originally Posted by Rise
I think the idea is to keep Faber away from the top contenders for the time being they likely won't give him another title shot soon and they don't want him derailing other possible contenders. Granted Jorgeson and Pickett would work in this case but they are less likely to be gatekeepers then Faber.
Good post man, that's the only way this fight makes any sense. I think Faber will likely get another title shot eventually, but it'll be quite some way down the line, and for now it makes sense for the UFC to let him get a few W's under his belt while others have their shot.
Faber should take this nice and easy, and it wouldn't surprise me if he got it done via a guillotine in the first.
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Griffin, Bisping, Belfort, Benavidez, A. Silva, Velasquez, Wandy, Guida, Faber, Alves, Aldo, Penn, Dos Santos, Manuwa, Oliveira Least-Favourite Fighters:
Ellenberger, Hendricks, Story, Sylvia, Browne.
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