The event was headlined by a featherweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar taking on former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber.
The fight itself was a technical battle, but not the barn burner fans had hoped for from two of the world’s best mixed martial artists.
“The California Kid” was a recent guest on “The MMA Hour“, where he discussed his unanimous decision loss to Edgar and how it was not due to a lack of effort, his words:
“We had a lot of exchanges, kind of like a high-speed chess match they call it. I would have liked to do a little more damage,” said Faber, who can understand that many fans went home unsatisfied that night. “You’ve seen Frankie get rocked before in fights and have to come back, you’re seeing me rock guys and get submissions. It’s harder when you have an even fight. Sometimes, the mismatches are the best fights, because you see one guy just getting his butt whipped real bad. And I don’t think neither of us guys is the one who gets his butt whipped.”
Faber went on to say that he wished his bout with Edgar could have gone another 5 rounds:
“They should make some special rules where they can make a fight go, like, maybe ten rounds,” Faber said. “Because somebody’s gonna have to break at some point, and I don’t think Frankie and I… we could’ve fought another five rounds easily, you know.”
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