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Urijah Faber vs. Mike Brown at WEC 36?

(You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie.)

MMA Mania is passing along a rumor that Urijah Faber could make his next featherweight title defense against Mike Brown at WEC 36 on September 10th. Brown (17-4) is an American Top Team fighter who you may remember from his spot-on parody video of teammate Jeff Monson calling out Kimbo Slice; he’s riding a seven-fight win-streak and holds notable victories over Mark Hominick, Yves Edwards, and most recently Jeff Curran in his WEC debut last month. Brown is a credible challenge to Urijah Faber, though not an ideal one — why the WEC hasn’t rescued Wagnney Fabiano from the IFL yet is anyone’s guess, and the featherweight fantasy fight between Faber and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto probably won’t happen in our lifetimes.

Speaking of the WEC, Dana White has again voiced his intention of folding the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions of the Zuffa-owned league and bringing the best fighters over to the UFC. There aren’t many standout 185- and 205-pounders under contract with the WEC, but middleweight champ Paulo Filho (who is slated to defend his title in a rematch against Chael Sonnen at WEC 36) immediately comes to mind. If Anderson Silva decides to leave the UFC’s middleweight division for good, there’d be room for another star at the top, and the fact that Filho has never had his ass kicked by Silva would make him an attractive contender for the UFC’s 185-pound title should it ever become vacant; Filho and Silva are close friends, and have vowed not to fight each other. Still, Dana White might need a little more convincing: “[Filho]‘s a great fighter, but he has a lot of personal problems to overcome,” White told Kevin Iole. Luckily, that doesn’t seem to be a deal-breaker for employment in the UFC these days…

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Anonymous- March 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm
Brown still overrated? Nice prediction there.
Chun- July 10, 2008 at 11:19 am
faber is sick... mike brown has wide loopy sloppy punches and is going to get hurt.... this is a disappointment... i thought faber would be hungrier for a bigger fight than an overrated #7th ranked fighter. oh well though, i'll still watch the lamb to the slaughter LETS GO FABER
teachbug- July 3, 2008 at 11:31 pm
amen ben!
I think those are the 2 dumbest pair of fucking idiots who ever shit between a pair of shoes. :)
ben- July 2, 2008 at 2:06 pm
@ nyc blows:

In this post, I was talking about Mike Brown. "This is stupid" and "Rizz Bizz" are talking about Matt Brown, because they're retarded. End of discussion.
nyc blows- July 2, 2008 at 1:56 pm
@mma fan

1) Why would he go to spelling class if he simply confused names? If he meant to type mike and spelled mike "m-a-t-t", he might need remedial classes. It looks like he was talking about Matt Brown though.

2) Never heard of "spelling class", maybe that's a class that is only taken by people short 1 chromosome, like mma fan in nyc, or just nyc in general.
mma fan in nyc- July 2, 2008 at 1:01 pm
@ this is stupid shit:

"MIKE" Brown and "MATT" Brown are 2 different people... go back to spelling class, and learn more about MMA other than what Spike TV tells you!
Rizz Bizz- July 2, 2008 at 12:58 pm
@ This is stupid...

BJ does have a Hawaiian FAT HEAD! lol

You're right, Matt Brown doesn't have a 7 fight winning streak. This columnist needs to get the facts straight.

MMA-Hole needs to pull his head out of his fallopian tubes.
MMA-hole- July 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm
@ This is stupid shit:

Holy fucking Christ are you dumb.
This is stupid shit- July 2, 2008 at 11:41 am
Matt Brown doesn't have a 7 fight winning streak! He lost very recently in the Ultimate Fighter series, dumbasses.

I like Matt Brown, but he has no business fighting Faber. How the hell are they even in the same weight class?

Faber is the Fedor of the lightweight/featherweight classes.

I want Urijah Faber to fight BJ "Huge Hawaiian Head" Penn ASAP.

BJ Penn's entire head looks like it has califlower ear.
Captain Hank Scorpio- July 1, 2008 at 9:18 pm
Sure, I'd love to see Filho come to the UFC and get his ass kicked by Rich Franklin.
Armbutt- July 1, 2008 at 7:43 pm
You are correct. He is great to watch.
CityBoxingSanDiego- July 1, 2008 at 7:18 pm
I had the chance to train with Faber a month ago when he was down training with KJ Noons at City Boxing. By far the strongest person I have ever grappled with for his size. While i do think that Wagney and Mike Brown would make for exciting fights, I see them being dominated be Faber. I don't mind though as long as the WEC keeps him active.. he is great to watch and such an amazing guy.
garth- July 1, 2008 at 7:18 pm
does Dana White actually control the WEC in any way? I thought Zuffa owned UFC & WEC, and White was the President of the UFC. Doesn't WEC have it's own prez? Is Zuffa's insistence that they're competing leagues (despite the WEC never venturing anywhere near a UFC event) just more talk?
That said, White must have some pull with the Fertittas, and can probably organize shite how he sees fit.
Armbutt- July 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm
Cagepotato is VERY upset by the Jesse taylor thing. Cagepotato gets like that sometimes. Want to make love tonight Cagepotato? Oh, you're washing your hair and/or have a headache, I see.