UFC 156: Vaughan Lee denies reports that he's fighting Urijah Faber

Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Despite previous reports that Urijah Faber was fighting Vaughan Lee at UFC 156 on Super Bowl weekend, Lee has denied those reports and says it's just a rumor.

Last week there were reports that bantamweight contender Urijah Faber would face Vaughan Lee at UFC 156 in Las Vegas. It was largely deemed as a mismatch given Faber has fought at an elite level while Lee is only 1-2 in the UFC with a loss to Faber's teammate T.J. Dillashaw. In an interview with Fighters Only, Lee addressed the reports and quelled any talk that this fight had been set.

"Yeah it’s a rumor, I haven’t heard anything from the UFC confirming it, so yeah it’s just a nice rumor that’s got me a lot of followers on Twitter. I heard about me fighting Faber over Twitter, people we’re like, ‘Well, you’re fighting Faber and all this,’ and I was like ‘Am I? Oh Cool.’ It’s just a rumor, we haven’t heard anything."

You can view the rest of the video here.

I sure hope that this fight is just a rumor as there's just no way to justify this being remotely competitive. The question is who should Faber fight? Michael McDonald could be fighting for the interim belt, Brian Bowles already lost to Faber, and the likes of Scott Jorgensen and Brad Pickett have upcoming fights this month.

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