Urijah Faber is interested in making his return against Cub Swanson.
After Swanson scored a TKO win over Darren Elkins he said after the fight he wanted to drop down to 135lbs and face Faber, which he says is his dream fight. It is an intriguing matchup as both men are legends in California for their MMA careers and Faber, despite not fighting since 2019, said he does have some interest in the bout.
“I told Dana that I’ll be 43 in May, that will be 20 years of combat,” Faber said on The MMA Hour. “I said, ‘The dollar is not worth what it used to be two years ago. So let’s talk again on that front. But I’d be down to throw down and fight.’ … He just said [of the coincidence], ‘That’s crazy.’ It wasn’t like a negotiation, we’re just calling to BS.”
Faber, as he says, is set to turn 43 in May and would like to fight around then. He believes he can get in good enough shape for a fight against Swanson which would be a legacy fight for both men.
Urijah Faber Wants To Celebrate ’20 Years Of Combat’ With Cub Swanson Bout
“I like Cub a lot,” Faber said. “He’s a guy that’s grown as an individual. He’s getting better as a fighter. I would rather be 38 than 43 when we fight, but it sounds like something that would be a lot of fun. I’m always looking for things around my birthday to get my engine going and give me a reason to get in amazing shape.”
Urijah Faber has not fought since he suffered a TKO loss to Petr Yan at UFC 245. Prior to that, he scored a first-round TKO win over Ricky Simon in his return to the sport. The layoffs have been something Faber has done before, so with that, he is confident he will be able to make a return and do well. As well, the payday would be nice for the UFC Hall of Famer.
“Absolutely, I’d be down to have a paid birthday present that makes me feel like I’m on top of the world,” he said.