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  • 12-02-2012, 08:04 PM
    m1ckeykn0x
    Hopefully it is not true because this would be a bullshit fight.
  • 12-02-2012, 06:30 PM
    Cat--Smasher
  • 11-26-2012, 09:48 AM
    Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by Rise View Post
    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.
  • 11-26-2012, 05:24 AM
    Rise
    Quote Originally Posted by d-low View Post
    Poor matchmaking, Faber vs fucking Brad Pickett or even Scott Jorgensen are much much more appealing than that.
    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.
  • 11-26-2012, 05:06 AM
    d-low
    Poor matchmaking, Faber vs fucking Brad Pickett or even Scott Jorgensen are much much more appealing than that.
  • 11-26-2012, 03:56 AM
    xdevilhawk138x
    Watch Faber takes this guy out and is granted another Title Shot
  • 11-25-2012, 04:30 AM
    AnchorPunch
    I love the Faber/Menjivar idea.

    I'm not sure some of the other names make sense as I think they might need to give Faber a couple of fights that don't have title implications for a while. He's not really to do that. So I'm game to see him in some wars with other veterans in the meantime.
  • 11-25-2012, 04:13 AM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Feels like Faber is in the Franklin spot at this juncture. He's a big name and a company guy, but he's somewhat in stasis at the moment.

    Faber's losses to Cruz and Barao put him, at the very least a distant third in the division but when you factor in Faber's wins over top BW challengers such as Wineland, Mizugaki, Assuncao and Bowles, there aren't a terrible amount of top matches against top tier BWs to make unless they want to have Faber almost immediately back in the title mix, as matchups with McDonald, Pickett and Easton (who are coming along as the next-in-line contenders at the moment) are all winnable fights for Faber. Since McDonald is up against Barao for the interim potentially and Pickett is tied up with Wineland(who Faber has a win over), they're kind of in a pickle as to how to match him up.

    Personally, I'd like to see Faber/Menjivar II just for funzies, but from a business prospective, if they want to bank in on Faber's name value and attempt to build some new stars, I really don't see this being a fight to do it, except to give him a win. Going forward, I think it might be best for business to start using Faber to develop names, I don't see Lee as being one of them.
  • 11-25-2012, 03:54 AM
    BlunTForcE
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Hmmmmm, this one is kind of a headscratcher. Not so much a knock on Lee, but I can think of about a half dozen more attractive matchups for Faber at this point.... It isn't as though they're putting this card on in a UK market, I really don't get this considering Faber's younger Alpha Male teammate Dillashaw JUST beat Lee.

    Looking at the division, Scott Jorgensen probably makes the most sense "starpower-wise", however you really gotta think that ZUFFA could've gotten a pretty nice co-main on a FX/Fuel card out of Torres/Faber before they cut Torres.

    They probably could've also made an interesting "rematch" of sorts with Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar, who got DQ'd against Faber and would've most definately been an exciting fight.

    Other names that come to mind include, Chico Camus(who I think puts on a really exciting fight and could have a real breakout showing against Faber) and Erik Perez, who both have MAJOR UPSIDES and could really use a spotlight fight that a Faber matchup could provide(which both would have a decent shot in). I'd even toss in Edwin Figueroa's name as somebody who makes more sense ranking-wise. If they wanted to give Faber a softer bounceback fight against somebody coming off a loss, I'd suggest Yves Jabouin as a more suitable opponent.

    The more I look at this matchup and how the division matchups are breaking down(Pickett and McDonald already matched up), I'm surprised they didn't pull Easton and book a Faber/Easton main event, which either way it ends, would establish a relevant top level BW contender.

    This is a really weird one IMO. For me I think that matchups with Easton, Menjivar, Camus, Perez, Figueroa and Jabouin are all more relevant and meaningful matchups. I know Garza is talking about cutting down to flyweight, but I'd throw his name in too.

    My kneejerk response is that they want to give Faber a gimme?
    Not TOO familiar with the lighter weights (especially Batamweight). Thank you for this!
  • 11-25-2012, 03:12 AM
    1inthechamber
    I think faber is easily top 3 in his division and maybe even still top 5 at 145. Granted there's a lot new talent coming but I think faber is still a tough match up for a lot of ppl. Lets not forget how bad he made Bowles look not long ago.
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