It seems like eons ago that Urijah Faber was running the WEC’s featherweight division. “The California Kid” dazzled fans with his unpredictable game inside the cage, and charismatic charm outside of it.
Faber’s vast arsenal allowed him to dispose of his opponents in a multitude of ways, the very same things that are currently being said of the division’s reigning king.
Despite Faber’s impressive 23-3 professional record, many have already handed the keys to the division over to Jose Aldo. Although Faber has stated he’s not quite prepared to pass the torch to the 23-year-old, Aldo may not give him much of a choice.
At this stage in their respective careers, Aldo is simply a bigger and badder version of Faber – and that’s why the Gambling Gods have rightfully pegged him a 3-to-1 favorite to retain his crown.
Aldo stakes claim to a dominant 16-1 mark, however what’s most frightening is the Brazilian has rarely been forced to showcase his black belt jiu jitsu skills, as 11 of his wins have come in devastating knockout fashion.
Faber will most likely get the right to pick his poison on Saturday night. Unfortunately, he’s not going to like what Aldo has to offer.