Urijah Faber reveals theory on why Conor McGregor fight didn't happen
It seems like Urijah Faber is really pushing for a "red panty night" payday with Conor McGregor.
When Jose Aldo pulled out of UFC 189 with a rib injury, the UFC were left with only one logical replacement for the main event.
After ignoring the availability of Frankie Edgar, they decided to give Chad Mendes a third crack at a featherweight strap.
McGregor brutally knocked out the Team Alpha Male product and it was announced that he would be squaring off against Urijah Faber as his coaching adversary on the twenty-second season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Unlike other seasons, however, Dana White revealed the California Kid would not be fighting McGregor at the end of the series.
White explained that McGregor would be unifying his belt with Jose Aldo’s to decide who was the undisputed champion of the featherweight division... obviously.
However, Faber has another take on why he didn't get a shot at handing the Notorious his first loss inside the UFC. He revealed it to the media at a recent press event.
“I have the most submissions in the history of the sport and he’s tapped to a kneebar in a minute-something, a choke by someone else."
“I don’t think Conor’s scared of anything. He’s game to fight. The UFC brass is walking gingerly around it.”
We get it, Faber, you're looking for that big money fight.