"How can it not be a superfight? Two former champions going at it - I think it's a superfight. This opportunity came up, and I think it's a fight that fans have been talking about for years. It's a superfight. Why not give it to them?"
"I think I match-up good with anybody, but I think me and Urijah are very similar in a lot of ways. I think I am a volume guy, and he may be a bit more tactical, but again I don't think you can say who is stronger at any one area. We are both good wrestlers, we both stand up well, and we both have a submission game. It's really tough to say. It's not going to be who wants it more -- because we are both going to want it -- it's who gets off first, who dictates."
Combat sports fans have long discussed "super fights" pitting division champions against one another, and mixed martial arts (MMA) has not been excluded in discussions of these potential fights as over the last few years talks have sparked over possible match-ups between Cain Velasquez and Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre, and a whole lot more.
Most of the discussions in MMA left out a potential Urijah Faber vs Frankie Edgar bout, but now that the two legends are scheduled to square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 65 in the promotion's inaugural trip to Manila, Philippines on May 16, 2015, both competitors certainly believe they belong in the lauded category of "super fights."
Last month the "California Kid" was quoted saying that his upcoming bout with Edgar is "one for the history books," and now the former lightweight champ is doing his job by telling MMA Junkie his bout with the former WEC champ is absolutely a "super fight."
Now that it is out of the way, who are you picking in the latest "Thrilla in Manila?"
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