Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will be making his UFC debut against Eddie Wineland at UFC 128 on Saturday. Faber sat down with SBNation's Luke Thomas and discussed the upcoming bout as well as current UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz.
Notes from the interview:
0:48 BJ Penn fighting at welterweight, could be more competitive at 155lbs
1:30 Faber is a fan of the sport and watches all the events
1:49 Would like to fight overseas, but not a huge priority
2:45 Talks about not having fight against KID Yamamoto, just wants to fight the best
3:53 Doesn't know if or if not, re: Yamamoto still in his athletic prime
4:40 Excited to be part of the UFC
5:26 Doesn't agree lighter weight fighters have failed to live up to expectations after UFC-WEC merger
6:43 Hasn't even thought about fighter in bigger show than WEC, no expectation of jitters
7:38 Has to be more strict with his diet in the final few weeks of camp, says it's less of a hassle to keep on weight
9:00 Lighter weight fighters don't necessarily have the ability to cut more weight
9:35 Felt stronger than Mizugaki when they locked up
10:32 Breaking down Eddie Wineland's game
12:18 Talks about potentially fighting Dominick Cruz, describes how both fighters are different. "He doesn't pose a huge threat as far as danger goes. He's just 'good'."
13:45 Talks about Shogun vs. Jones, who Jones is and thinks he'll be "too much" for Shogun.
14:59 Thinks Jose Aldo retains his title against Mark Hominick, but says Hominick is the best striker Aldo has ever faced.