by Jeff Cain – MMAWeekly.com
Former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight titleholder Urijah Faber earned a shot at current champion Jose Aldo’s belt with his WEC 46 submission win over Raphael Assuncao on Sunday at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif.
WEC General Manager Reed Harris confirmed that Faber would be next for Aldo during the WEC 46 post-fight press conference, and Faber wants it to happen sooner than later.
“I’m hoping it will be fairly quick,” said Faber. “I didn’t take any injuries against Assuncao and I had a long layoff with my hands last time.”
Discussing the match-up with Aldo, Faber likes what he sees.
“He’s an exciting fighter. It kind of reminds me of the Randy (Couture) and Vitor Belfort where the phenom with the hands and the crafty veteran,” commented “The California Kid.” “It’s funny that I’m the veteran at this point. I’m looking forward to a knockdown, drag-out with two exciting guys and hopefully it will happen soon.”
Harris also confirmed that Faber versus Aldo could headline the WEC’s first pay-per-view. No venue or date has been set, but Harris assured the organization is going to do a pay-per-view and Aldo and Faber would be the likely candidates when they do.