It was recently announced that WEC poster boy Urijah “The California Kid” Faber will be making his second appearance in the bantamweight division under the Zuffa umbrella this March at UFC 128. Faber will be taking on 18-6-1 Eddie Wineland in that fight and in a recent video he released, Faber talked about the match up and making his UFC debut.
“I’m excited about it man, I can’t wait to fight,” he said. “I’ve been itching to get in there. Eddie Wineland’s a tough dude, one of the cooler cats in the 135-pound division. We’re kind of buddies but we’re gonna definitely throw down, put on a good show.”
Faber also hinted at some of the details of his training camp, revealing that WEC lightweight champion and deliverer of the “Showtime kick” Anthony Pettis will be joining his training camp, as well as 11-1 featherweight Eric Koch.
“I’ve got Anthony Pettis and Eric Koch coming out from Milwaukee, to get out of the cold weather, come train in the sun,” he said.
Former holder of the WEC featherweight belt and one of the most popular fighters under the WEC banner, Faber is looking forward to exposing himself to an even wider fan base by making his UFC debut and by hopefully obtaining the UFC bantamweight belt.
“I can’t wait to get in the UFC for the first time and throw down, get that win and move towards getting the belt,” said Faber.
UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans is scheduled to go down this March 19th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.