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Urijah Faber Says He’d Fight TJ Dillashaw in Light of Recent Events

Kelsey Mowatt

Urijah Faber

Urijah Faber and TJ Dillashaw both have fights booked in the coming months, but┬ámuch of the talk these days is about the two of them squaring off…

Yes, ever since Dillashaw announced last week that he’s leaving Team Alpha Male to train in Colorado, he and Faber have traded words through the media. Faber┬áhas argued Dillashaw always cared more about himself than TAM, and has said the bantamweight champ can’t train with them moving forward.

Dillashaw, predictably, didn’t care for Faber’s comments, and has since said he’d fight the former WEC champ. Dillashaw made it clear he doesn’t want to fight Faber, but ultimately would, if asked.

Well, recently Faber appeared on the Opie and Jim Norton show, and of course, was asked if he’d fight Dillashaw. “The California Kid” offered this response (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“At this point, I don’t really have a reason not to fight him other than that we’ve been friends for a long time. Before, it was ‘We’re on the same team.’ We’re not, now. I’ve got to say ‘Yes’ to it at this point.”

So, really, no one should be surprised to hear this. It does seem like there’s some bad blood between the two, and this would be a huge, huge fight if it happens. In other words, both Dillashaw and Faber would likely rake in some serious cash if they agree to fight.

First things first, of course. Dillashaw has to fight Dominick Cruz on January 17th, and Faber will face Frankie Saenz, December 12th.

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