Urijah Faber vs. Petr Yan In The Works For UFC 245

The bouts keep coming as a bantamweight contest between Urijah Faber and Petr Yan is in the works for UFC 245. That’s according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who, citing multiple sources, reports that it is close to being finalized. Faber recently came out of retirement in June when he knocked out Ricky Simon inside one […]

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The bouts keep coming as a bantamweight contest between Urijah Faber and Petr Yan is in the works for UFC 245.

That’s according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who, citing multiple sources, reports that it is close to being finalized.

Faber recently came out of retirement in June when he knocked out Ricky Simon inside one round in the co-main event of UFC Sacramento. He would set his sights on a potential fight with current champion Henry Cejudo next.

However, with Cejudo out until early next year after undergoing shoulder surgery, Yan is the next best option. “No Mercy” is undefeated in five UFC appearances and most recently came off a unanimous decision win over Jimmie Rivera.

The Russian has been calling out a number of names since, including Faber, and has seemingly got his wish.

The news comes on the same day that it was reported that former featherweight champion Jose Aldo would be competing against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 in what would be his bantamweight debut.

UFC 245 is already stacked with three title fights and it looks like the UFC is doing its best in making the end-of-year show even more stacked. The event takes place December 14 in Las Vegas and will be headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.

What do you think of the fight?

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Urijah Faber vs. Petr Yan Targeted For UFC 245 In Las Vegas

Urijah Faber and Petr Yan are on a collision course. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Faber vs. Yan is in the works for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. If the bout can be finalized, it’ll be Faber’s second fight since coming out of retirement. F…

Urijah Faber and Petr Yan are on a collision course. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that Faber vs. Yan is in the works for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. If the bout can be finalized, it’ll be Faber’s second fight since coming out of retirement. Faber made a memorable return to action when he stopped Ricky […]

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Urijah Faber Interested In TJ Dillashaw Fight: ‘We’ll See What Happens’

While Urijah Faber previously wasn’t interested in a fight with TJ Dillashaw, current circumstances have changed things. Faber had a successful return from retirement in July when he knocked out Ricky Simon in the UFC Sacramento co-main event. He could now be in line for a title shot against bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo in the […]

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While Urijah Faber previously wasn’t interested in a fight with TJ Dillashaw, current circumstances have changed things.

Faber had a successful return from retirement in July when he knocked out Ricky Simon in the UFC Sacramento co-main event. He could now be in line for a title shot against bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo in the future.

However, one fight that holds plenty of intrigue is with Dillashaw. The two haven’t seen eye to eye ever since Dillashaw left Team Alpha Male to train in Colorado. And now that Faber is back, he is definitely interested in that fight, especially given the money that would likely be involved:

“I mean the only reason it interests me is because I think there’s probably some money involved in that fight,” Faber said during a recent Q&A with fans ahead of UFC Vancouver (via MMA Fighting). “For a long time I didn’t want to deal with the drama of the whole thing and it didn’t sound enticing to me.

“I was close with his family and what not, especially at the beginning of this. I don’t really feel like I know the guy, or I do know him, a fight with him would be a good one.”

However, any fight will have to wait until 2021 as Dillashaw is currently suspended following a positive EPO test.

Faber wasn’t surprised that the former bantamweight champion was on performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and believes the playing field will be evened out when he eventually returns.

“As far as waiting around, I’m not really the waiting around type for anything but we’ll see what happens,” Faber added. “He’ll be off the PEDs when he comes back and I’ll be 42 so that should even things out.”

Are you interested in a Faber vs. Dillashaw grudge match?

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Urijah Faber Rips Petr Yan’s Manager Over ‘Re-Retirement’ Claims

Urijah Faber has responded to claims that he has avoided a bout with Petr Yan to “re-retire.” Back in July, Faber returned to the Octagon for the first time since Dec. 2016. While “The California Kid” was the underdog going into…

Urijah Faber has responded to claims that he has avoided a bout with Petr Yan to “re-retire.” Back in July, Faber returned to the Octagon for the first time since Dec. 2016. While “The California Kid” was the underdog going into his return bout with Ricky Simon, he ended up scoring the TKO finish in […]

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Urijah Faber Blasts Petr Yan’s Manager For Re-Retirement Comment

Urijah Faber has fired back at Petr Yan’s manager, Daniel Rubenstein, for saying he has re-retired. The manager took to Twitter yesterday to say Faber had turned down a fight with Yan and retired once again. “Petr’s already accepted a fight vs Faber, but Faber is apparently re-retired. If Frankie wants to fight in Vegas […]

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Urijah Faber has fired back at Petr Yan’s manager, Daniel Rubenstein, for saying he has re-retired.

The manager took to Twitter yesterday to say Faber had turned down a fight with Yan and retired once again.

“Petr’s already accepted a fight vs Faber, but Faber is apparently re-retired. If Frankie wants to fight in Vegas Dec 14, would be Petr’s honor to fight a legend like him. Wish@funkmasterMMAa speedy recovery,” Rubenstein said.

“Since he was offered a fight vs Petr Yan,” he added.

Now, the UFC Hall of Famer, Faber, has fired back at Rubenstein for his comments. “The California Kid” took to Instagram to give his thoughts on what the manager had said. He had captioned the video, “Managers are getting desperate these days,” he wrote. “Get a life Ruby @dannyrube, and count ur lucky stars for Shelby giving u MMA life, he knows perfectly well my situation. Make a call.”

But, that was not all, as in the video Faer told Rubenstein if he has something to say he can contact him.

“Yo Rubenstein,” Faber said. “You and [UFC matchmaker Sean] Shelby have been sitting around the house, feeding each other corndogs, rustling up each other’s hair, talking about what’s good for Ruby sports. Keep my name out of your mouth. You don’t know what you’re talking about. I spoke with Dana [White] today.

“That’s who I’m dealing with on my next possible fight. If you have something to say about me, you can contact me. You have my information. Until then, you guys keep taking turns taking out the trash, and I’ll work with Dana.”

Who Faber is talking about regarding his next possible fight is currently unknown.

What do you make of Urijah Faber sounding off on Petr Yan’s manager?

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Urijah Faber Aims To ‘Silence’ ‘King Of Cringe’ Henry Cejudo

Urijah Faber still has his eyes set on a championship clash with Henry Cejudo. Faber recently unretired and made his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition at UFC Sacramento in July when he made quick work of Ricky Simon. “The California Kid” finished Simon in under a minute via TKO in the first round. […]

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Urijah Faber still has his eyes set on a championship clash with Henry Cejudo.

Faber recently unretired and made his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) competition at UFC Sacramento in July when he made quick work of Ricky Simon. “The California Kid” finished Simon in under a minute via TKO in the first round. Now, Faber is calling for a championship bout with current double champ Cejudo.

Speaking at a fighter Q&A at Rogers Arena on Friday, Faber laid out his plans to “silence” Cejudo. (H/T MMA Fighting)

“Henry Cejudo’s got the world strap, a couple of them, and an Olympic gold medal, which I actually never set my goals on as a young wrestler. I probably should have,” Faber said.

“But that’s enticing, to snatch up a couple of belts and a gold medal and silence the cringe, would be a great step in the right direction for me and I think it’s a great matchup. He’s naturally a ‘25-pounder, I’m a big ‘35-pounder. He’s got the wrestling pedigree, I’ve got better jiu-jitsu. He breaks guys and I don’t break, so I think that’s a good matchup.”

Cejudo is currently nursing an injury and likely won’t be eligible to return until the first quarter of 2020. However, he has looked nothing short of spectacular since suffering his last defeat to Joseph Benavidez (a controversial split decision) in December of 2016. “The King Of Cringe” is on a five-fight win streak, capturing both the UFC’s flyweight and bantamweight title in the process.

He also has notable wins over Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw, and Marlon Moraes. Adding a Hall Of Fame name such as Faber to his resume would only make his career that much more impressive.

What do you make of Faber’s aspirations to land a fight with Cejudo? Do you think he’ll be able to earn a title shot?

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