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Urijah Faber on Frankie Edgar 'super fight': It is 'one for the history books'

Super fight? Absolutely!

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

"I feel like it's rare in this sport to have the ability, the opportunity and the fortune of having super fights at multiple weights. I started in this sport because I love it. I love the challenge and I love to perform. Fighting a guy like Frankie Edgar is exactly the reason I got into this sport. I'm a fan of the heart Frankie has as a fighter, something I'm known for as well. I was a 145 lb. champion and he was a 155 lb. champion so it's cool for me to be able to make this fight, one for the history books. I plan on winning and putting on a show in the process."

Say what you will about former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) featherweight champion Urijah Faber, but "The California Kid" has fought some of the best lighter weight fighters in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA), including champions such as Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Dominick Cruz, Brian Bowles, Mike Brown, Jens Pulver, and more.

The Team Alpha Male product will add another legendary name to that impressive list when he takes on former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC Fight Night 65 in the promotion's inaugural trip to Manila, Philippines on May 16, 2015.

"The Answer" vs "The California Kid" has long been a dream match-up, and the Team Alpha Male product is not afraid to tab this 145-pound contest between former champs a "super fight," as Faber noted in Wednesday's UFC press release.

Considering a title shot -- in either the bantamweight or featherweight division -- could be on the line as well this May, what more could you possibly ask for in a main event?

For the latest UFC Fight Night 65 card and rumors click here.

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