Written by: Kevin Early
Will Urijah Faber ever achieve UFC gold?
To be short, no. Urijah Faber was a long reigning champion of the WEC but has yet to win the coveted belt since the WEC-UFC merger. Although he is only 33 years of age, it seems that his game is at a standstill. I find it accurate to equate him to Kenny Florian. They both are excellent fighters with unbelievable talent, skill, and work ethic but when it comes to winning that last fight, they drop the ball.
After Dominick Cruz pulled out of UFC 149 due to injury, phenom Renan Barao stepped in to take on “The California Kid." Faber needed to step up and achieve the first of two steps to gain the UFC belt. Well as it turns out, he couldn’t do step one let alone step two. Faber, like Florian, could not capitalize on the many opportunities he has been given.
Faber is a marketable fighter but with the Bantamweight division is constantly increasing in depth, his future is foggy. I believe he will never get another title shot and rightfully so. This is unless he is able to elevate his game and put together a winning streak over the other fighters building good cases for title shots themselves. Assuming that doesn’t happen, it looks as though he will be a Jon Fitch or Kenny Florian until his other adventures (Faber is a businessman and has built many things including Team Alpha Male) take over.
Ever wondered what rules and regulations the UFC has in place? Wondered what the referees have to memorize? Well his is the official rules and regulations of the UFC inlcuding the UFC's weight classes. I post this to spread the word, to enlighten the many so that people can actually realize what is going on in the cage. …
Written by Kevin Early
For all of you who tuned into UFC 155, you saw a good card including a fight of the year candidate, Lauzon vs Miller. What you also saw was Junior Dos Santos get dominated like never before. While most people probably came away impressed with Velasquezs' performance, I, on the other hand, was not blown away but was disappointed with how Dos Santos fought.
- Lightweight: Benson Henderson def. Nate Diaz
Decision (unanimous) (50-43, 50-45, 50-45)
- Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson def. Mauricio Rua
Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)