Even though he is set to face Raphael Assuncão in the WEC, Urijah Faber can’t get another Brazilian off his mind: Jose Aldo Junior.
“Raphael is one of the top fighters in the world in my division. I’m focused on him now, but a title dispute next would be good,” Faber told MMAJunkie.
“Aldo is much faster than 99% of the people he has faced. He has an incredible standup game and is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt. I would say we have similar speed and his has a slight advantage in striking, but my wrestling is much better than his. It would be a great fight and it’s no secret that I want the belt. That’s why I’m in the game, to be the best,” he adds.
If Faber wants Jose Aldo so badly, the current champion is indifferent. Having knocked out Mike Brown, who beat Urijah on two occasions, Junior would rather wait for the WEC’s decision.
“I’ve never picked my opponents. I’m an employee of the WEC and I’ll fight anyone they put in front of me. To me they are all great,” he remarked to GRACIEMAG.com.