by MMAWeekly TV
Urijah Faber is far and away the most popular featherweight fighter in the United States, if not the world. But he it is still argued whether he is the most accomplished fighter in the 145-pound class. On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Faber will finally get the opportunity to force his critics to accept the error of their ways.
The centerpiece of the newly revamped World Extreme Cagefighting promotion, Faber will defend his WEC belt against fellow top-ten ranked fighter Jeff Curran on Dec. 12. The event will be aired live on the Versus network. It marks the first live telecast of the WEC’s new deal, which entails 15 live shows and an 20 additional episodes of WEC Wrekcage.
“I’m excited to fight Jeff. [He’s] been a guy that I’ve seen in the rankings since I started the game; he’s been in the top ten for a long time. He’s earned his spot as one of the top [145-pound fighters] out there. But he’s not number one, I am,” declared Faber, adding, “I’m looking forward to proving that.”