Frankie Edgar Open to Potential Fight with Urijah Faber
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.17.2014
“But it would have to make sense.”
During a Q&A session before UFC Fight Night 45, UFC featherweight fighter Frankie Edgar was asked about a potential fight with Urijah Faber. Faber was one of the original candidates in mind to coach The Ultimate Fighter against Edgar for a later fight, but BJ Penn got the position instead. Below are some highlights:
Edgar on a possible bout with Urijah Faber: "Yeah, I could see myself fighting a lot of guys, you know what I mean? It would be a great fight. (Faber is) a pretty big name; he's been one of the biggest names in lighter weights forever. I think I've done something for myself, too. And, you know, the whole East Coast/West Coast thing, it would be kind of cool, too. But it would have to make sense. I'm in a different weight class than him."
Edgar on his proposal to fight Faber in a 140 pound catchweight fight: "I was like, ‘I'm not going down to 135 (to meet Faber).' But 140, if you really want to do it, let's do 140. And Dana doesn't like catchweights."
Edgar on not wanting to cut anymore weight: "I don't want to have to be one of those guys that has to lose weight to win titles," Edgar said. "I really don't cut much at 145. It makes life enjoyable and the sport fun. I've done my fair share of cutting weight through high school and college, and I feel like I don't have to."