Since the purchase of World Extreme Cagefighting by Zuffa in 2006, "The California Kid"
"Unfortunately, I lost the belt tonight, got caught with a solid punch and TKO'd first round," Faber stated. "I'd rather go out in a blaze of glory than wither away. I'll be back, I'll be back for sure."
Following his performance, Faber had a chance to review the fight tape and also stated that he hasn't been rocked in a fight like that since the only other loss in his professional career to
"I watched it, I basically came with a back elbow and just got caught clean with a right," said Faber. "I came into it and he was throwing hard and we just collided and he just followed me down and came with some punches so it is what it is."
With the WEC's featherweight division growing at a rapid pace and more top fighters stepping in at every event, the now former champ is more than confident that the fighter who beat him is the No. 1 competitor at 145 pounds.
"Yes, he is 100 percent," Faber responded when asked if Brown was the top featherweight in the world now. "We'll see though."
While there has been no word if there was anything such as an automatic rematch clause in the fight contract, Faber is more than open for another shot at Brown, but also understands there are other fighters out there hungry for an opportunity for the title.
"I'd love to fight him again. I got caught with a big punch, if they give me another opportunity right away, I'd love that," Faber commented. "There's
And as far as when the former champion could compete again he closed with a laugh.
"Hopefully soon cause I'm going to need the cash now."