Dillashaw’s former teammate, UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, is one of the most popular fighters in history and a pioneer of the sub-155 pound weight classes in the sport. When Faber and Dillashaw had their very public falling out a few years ago, it was assumed that eventually the two would come to blows in the cage in a marquee matchup. Then, Faber retired from the sport and his newest protege, Garbrandt, became champion and fans had to settle for that feud instead. But Garbrandt’s loss has Faber hinting at coming out of retirement for a Dillashaw fight, and though the new 135-pound champ seems to find the idea ridiculous, he’s also not against it at all.
Speaking recently to BJ Penn Radio, Dillashaw called Faber “the easiest payday ever” and suggested that it would be crazy for Faber to get a title shot now but that it would be great for him if Faber did.
“That’s hilarious man. It sounds like the easiest payday ever. I mean it’s just comical. I mean, come out of retirement, get a title shot off of what, losing to Jimmy Rivera and looking like crap in his fights? I mean it’s hilarious. But, like I said, it’d be an easy payday, so I guess I shouldn’t be laughing at it. I should be pumping him up.”
Faber is the former WEC featherweight champion and challenged for four separate belts over his UFC career, coming up short in each attempt. His latest title shot came in a trilogy fight against Cruz last June. After that he dropped a decision to Jimmie Rivera before retiring last December with a unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett. Meanwhile, Dillashaw has been campaigning for his own title shot against flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson.
Excellent back and forth here. Seems like this is the fight that’s gonna happen.
UFC boxing getting some love.
Fun look at Usman.
Chael on Conor’s Bellator appearance.
UFC 3 gameplay vid.
LFA 27 highlights.
6th Round. Immediate post-fight reaction to UFC Norfolk.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Preach (... except, fight Condit)
Matt Brown will fight again, it’s a tale as old as time. Guy wants to walk away and then has awesome performance and he stays. Perfect ending Matt, I’d say walk away. You have talked of retirement so it’s too late to stay Brother.— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) November 12, 2017
Check out the comments on this one. Wild stuff.
I operate with integrity, belief and values.— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) November 11, 2017
I hold MMA in a deep rooted place in my life and have considered myself most fortunate to have done so for so long.
Family first. Everything else second.
Well played, Goldie.
Bobby Knux is trying.
Brunson calling out Bisping.
l asked to fight you @bisping and heard you were injured. Either you’re wolverine and heal yourself or you live in a hyperbaric chamber...— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 12, 2017
Cro Cops statement saying why he’s coming back.
Rory wants Bellator HW tourney alternate spot.
and me as alternate?— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) November 11, 2017
Grains of salt, etc...
Odd but kinda cool.
Well that ended up being a really fun fight card with a couple of surprising outcomes and a KO of the year candidate to boot. Not much more you can ask from a non-premiere Fight Night event. Here’s to hoping this weekend’s card will be just as entertaining.
Have a good Monday and see y’all tomorrow.
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