Cub Swanson recently called out Urijah Faber after winning a fight against Darren Elkins in impressive fashion and now ‘The California Kid’ has responded.
Speaking on his YouTube channel the 42-year-old Faber appeared interested in the fight, particularly if he had time to train properly and Swanson was willing to follow through on his suggestion that he’d drop down to bantamweight.
“Honestly, I know he broke his hand. That might give me enough time to train,” Faber said. “He’s gonna drop down to 35s.“We were supposed to fight back in 2004 with King of the Cage on short notice for a thousand bucks. I think they were gonna pay him a couple hundred bucks and pay me a thousand bucks. That never happened.
“Cubby, I’m honored that I’m your dream fight here in this scenario, so we might find out who the king of California is. I don’t know.”
Earlier this week Swanson had brought up the idea of the potential match-up again and had suggested that they make it for an honorary WEC title since both were prominent stars in that promotion before it was folded into the UFC many years ago.
“People love him, and people have loved me for years, so I think it always makes for a great fight,” Swanson told MMA Junkie Radio. “We should have fought many, many times and just never did, so why not now? We should do it for an honorary WEC belt. They did the ‘BMF’ belt, so why not? Throwback.”
Swanson’s first round TKO win over Elkins at the end of the year left him with a 3-1 record from his past four fights, while hasn’t been active in recent years since suffering a KO loss against Petr Yan back in 2019, but had won two fights in a row prior to that.