Urijah Faber Discusses Victory Over Pulver and Future

Written by Tim Ngo
June 3rd, 2008

To say that Jens Pulver was Urijah Faber’s biggest test to date would be an understatement. Pulver has fought against the likes of BJ Penn (twice), Takanori Gomi, and Hayato Sakurai. Faber on the other hand now has a 13 fight winning streak, his last loss coming to Tyson Griffin almost three years ago. Going into the fight not many people talked about Faber’s stand-up game which frustrates him, “I know how good my hands are. I’ve been working on them for five freakin’ years now,” Faber said after his win over Pulver.

Generally known for his strong wrestling and ground-and-pound ability, Faber was quick to point out that he hasn’t taken fights to the ground. “As much as people think that I take it to the ground, watch my last five fights. Guys keep taking me to the ground”, Faber went on to say.

After dominating Jens Pulver for five rounds, Faber now has a little time to reflect on what he’s accomplished thus far in his MMA career. It is not currently known who will arise as a contender to Faber’s Featherweight title because he’s beaten everyone who has stepped up.

For now Faber is going to have to sit and wait to see who the WEC can put in front of him, but the guy he really wants to fight is “Kid” Yamamoto. Unfortunately for Faber, Yamamoto fights for K-1 DREAM and it’s unlikely that the WEC would be willing to either loan Faber out or bring Yamamoto in.

When pressed about what was next for him, Faber told the media, “I’d like to just heal up and see what happens next. I’m not a big planner.”

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