Urijah Faber returned to the Octagon in a big way at UFC Sacramento. There, the UFC Hall of Famer TKO’d Ricky Simon in under a minute. Then, after the fight, he called out the champion, Henry Cejudo, who called out “The California Kid” after his UFC 238 win.
Now, after his fight, he broke down the potential fight against Cejudo and believes it is a good matchup for him.
“Very good I would think,” Faber said of how he matches up with Henry Cejudo. “Honestly, 2016 I left as a top contender. I was ranked No. 2 when I lost to Jimmie [Rivera], and he was just kicking my ankle a little bit. In retrospect, I came out on a win but I left a championship fighter. It’s about matchups. Dominick Cruz is a tough matchup, you guys know how awkward he is and he’s gotten better over time in my opinion.
“Henry broke or I would say out conditioned and kind of broke his last fight, [Marlon] Moraes, and I’m not the type of guy that will ever break. My jiu-jitsu is definitely better than Henry and he’s got that wrestling background and I love to wrestle. I think it’s a good matchup.”
It would no doubt be a Hollywood ending if Urijah Faber could finally win the UFC title. But, right now, it seems unlikely he would get the title shot after beating the 15th ranked, Ricky Simon. Regardless, the UFC Hall of Famer has called for his shot, and right now, the champion is very interested in it and wants the fight.
Ultimately, should he win, he mentions how fighting T.J. Dillashaw would be a movie-type setting after winning the title.
“There’s more opportunity with T.J. in the mix to be honest,” Faber said. “You want to write a movie? Put that scenario in there,” Faber said.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime