The UFC just recently announced a fight that has everyone in the MMA world buzzing and that is the matchup between former champions Uriah Faber and Frankie Edgar, taking place at UFC Fight Night 65 in Manila on May 16.
On the recent episode of Team Alpha Male Radio ‘The California Kid’ himself joined the live video podcast and talked about the announcement and gave his thoughts on the super fight taking place at featherweight.
“Frankie is a guy that is a legend in my opinion, one of the best fighters pound for pound. We know that because he’s beat fighters who are pound for pound, and so have I. It’s a fight that I’ve been wanting for a long time, not because of anything against Frankie, just because I got into this sport because I wanted challenges. I like to have big fights, I like to have stuff that gets me motivated and this is the biggest one that could be put together for me right now.”
“There’s things that he’s really good at, I feel like we’re both really well rounded, and there’s things that he’s really good at and thing’s that I’m really good at and they match up really well for me I feel like. At 55 he was the faster guy at 45 I was probably the faster guy, at 35 I feel like I’m still one of the fastest guys and at 45 I feel like he’s still one of the fastest guys. So the speed thing is going to be a factor, he’s probably a little bit bigger than me but like I said I feel like I’m going to die every time I make 135.
“I feel like his MMA wrestling is really good, my MMA wrestling is so-so and my jiu-jitsu in MMA is really good and his, I feel like [is] so-so.”
“This gets me pumped, a challenge like this, against a guy like this, this is exactly why I started fighting.”
Then Faber had some fun with his opponent and threw out some “fighting words”.
“Frankie, West Coast homie. No blow-outs over here, my hair is long I just put it up in a bun or throw a hat on. We don’t shave little lines in our hair, we don’t shape our sideburns into like pointy things, we just chill out. If we want to take our shirt off it’s not weird we don’t get yelled at, we just take our shirt off. West Coast. We don’t fake tan, we don’t shave our chest, we don’t pluck our eyebrows. So that’s the big difference.”
WATCH URIJAH FABER BREAK DOWN HIS FIGHT AGAINST FRANKIE EDGAR IN THE CLIP BELOW:
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