by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Mike Brown is the No. 2 ranked featherweight in the world and a former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight titleholder. He is coming off a recent win over Anthony Morrison after losing the belt to current champion Jose Aldo in November.
Urijah Faber is the No. 3 ranked featherweight in the world and also a former WEC featherweight champion. He is coming off a win since losing a rematch to Brown in June.
On paper it may look like Brown should be the next one in line, but being Aldo’s most recent victim, he gave up that slot to Faber, who will be the one fighting Aldo for the title next.
Brown agrees with the Californian getting the title bout before he gets a rematch with the Brazilian phenom.
“I think it’s time for Aldo to fight someone else,” Brown told MMAWeekly.com. “He TKO’d me in the second round. There’s no reason he shouldn’t give somebody else a shot before I get back in there.
“I’ve won one. Let somebody else get a crack at it, but if they don’t get it then maybe I get my shot,” added the American Top Team trained athlete. “I think it makes a lot of sense. You can’t have me fighting him back-to-back like that for no great reason, but I’ll be back and I’ll get my shot.”
The next WEC event is scheduled for March 6, in Columbus, Ohio. Mike Brown expects to be back in action on the following card.