Ahead of his own shot at the UFC Bantamweight Championship in his long-awaited rubber match with reigning UFC 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz, “The California Kid” Urijah Faber is offering some advice to current UFC 145-pound champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.
Faber addressed the talk of a potential boxing match between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, noting that “The Notorious” one should “stay away from boxing.”
“Stay away from boxing, Conor.” Faber said. “Not that he can’t do great over there, but this is a sport he loves, this is a sport he’s been training for.”
Faber continued, “I’ve been in this sport a long time. I’ve fought the guys that didn’t do anything for me, didn’t move the needle a bit, people weren’t excited for it, I was having trouble getting excited for it, I’ve fought those guys because that’s what was given to me. I’ve never turned down a fight, I’ve never pushed away a fight, I want the fights that matter, and I don’t know what that timetable is.”
“I’ve told the UFC brass I want big fights,” said Faber. “Fights that are going to put money in their pockets and money in my pockets and staple me as one of the best of all-time,” Faber said. “Beating Dominick Cruz is a step in that direction, but it’s just the beginning.”
Faber concluded, “I actually like Conor,” Faber said. “He’s got a mouth on him, I love talking back and forth with him, he’s got some wit about him, he’s got a weakness for Northern California fighters and he’s got a weak submission game, we know that.”
Faber challenges Cruz in the co-main event of UFC 199 live tonight on pay-per-view from The Forum in Inglewood, California.
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