Urijah Faber Willing To Move Up In Weight For Super Fights


Uirjah Faber was a guest on MMAWeekly.com Radio and stated that he would be willing to move up in weight if the right fights were on the table:

Faber stated that he would have no problem moving back up to the lightweight class of 155 pounds to take that fight against Griffin and hopes for a few more big fights in that division, as well as the 135-pound weight class down the road.

“I’d like to do a couple fights at 155,” he commented. “I walk around about 154, but I wouldn’t necessarily put on weight, I’d just kind of go in as I am. I think before it’s all said and done, I will have fought some super fights at 55, probably some at 35, and make my home at 45.”

The current 145-pound king makes no bones about who he wants to face if the challenge were to ever be accepted and that’s very simply stated.

“Whoever has the belt really,” Faber stated as to whom he’d like to fight in the lightweight division. “As of right now, my buddy B.J. (Penn) just went up to 170, so I don’t know if he’s planning on going back to 155 or what, but I’d have to talk with him and see if that’s something he’d want to do also.”

Other names brought up for future consideration could also include current WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres. Faber feels that a co-promoted show with the WEC and the Ultimate Fighting Championship or just a WEC pay-per-view could go a long way to help build these fights.


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