Former WEC champion Urijah Faber will be returning to the cage in April against Scott Jorgensen.
While the fight is an important one for Faber, he has his sights set on bigger paychecks down the road – especially as the UFC continues to push for more and more super-fights between champions and ex-champions.
One person in mind for “The California Kid” is ex-UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. He recently talked about such a bout with Sherdog Radio.
I wouldn’t mind taking a fight at 145. It would have to be the right fight. I’ve said this for a long time. I want to do the fights that are big, that people care about. That (Frankie Edgar) sounds like a huge fight to me. Frankie, as far as I’m concerned, if he gets the nod on Benson Henderson, he’s one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Then he goes in against who I, in my true heart, feel is the best fighter pound-for-pound in the world in Jose Aldo and has a great fight with him. It’s really a fight with a couple of the best pound-for-pound guys.
Faber went in, saying that he feels his career as a whole has earned him such matches in the future.
I’ve had a long career where I feel like I could be able to cash in at this point. The UFC, although they get a lot of flak sometimes, they are very fair. I have no complaints about them being unfair to the fighters or anything like that. They go above and beyond. If there’s some superfights and they feel I could be a good sale, I’d be willing to do that as well.
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