After Urijah Faber recently dropped a one sided decision to Dominick Cruz in the co-main event of UFC 199, ‘The California Kid’ was noncommittal about his future in the Octagon.
Less than a month after the bout however, it was announced that Faber would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 203 on September 10th to fight Jimmie Rivera. Despite being 0-4 in title fights in the UFC, Faber is confident that he can earn another title shot inside the Octagon.
He spoke on The MMA Hour:
“How many guys have been able to stay on top for this long and be able to knock down contenders and get yourself in position for big fights at 135 and 145 pounds?” Faber said. “This all comes down to matchups.”
“This is a game of millimeters and centimeters and I’m already poised and waiting for opportunities,” Faber said. “That’s why I don’t shy away from, I fight guys that no one has ever heard of, I fought guys who are legends like Frankie Edgar. I love this fight game. I’m passionate about it, I feel great about it.”
“I’m excited,” Faber said. “I’m poised to take any opportunity, I’m poised to keep myself in tip-top shape because that’s what I love to do.”