Situation still uncertain about event follows after the non-disclosure of the Brazilian tests
Since last Saturday (18), when the news that an injury had forced the departure of Renan Barão the main event of UFC 161, a climate of uncertainty surrounds the event June 15. But even before an official of the organization, the former title challenger Urijah Faber offered to replace the Brazilian in combat.
U. Faber said he was willing to fight at UFC 161. Photo: Josh Hedges / UFC
In an interview with MMA Mania, Faber said he had not received any invitation to join the card, but if you put the layout. "I just found out and, it seems, have injured the champion and now interim champion injured. That sucks. No one contacted me about filling the vacancy, but if the opportunity comes knocking, I'll certainly consider, "said the former WEC champion.
The situation UFC 161 was even more uncertain after this Monday (20). This is because tests performed by Baron be disclosed at the time by their trainers, which did not occur and further increased speculation surrounding the status of interim champion weights cocks.
If the injury is confirmed Baron and he is replaced by Urijah Faber would not be the first time this year that the U.S. would go last minute in the main event of the Ultimate. At the TUF 17 Finale in April, his fight against Scott Jorgensen was the alternative of the organization, after the departure of Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga on the card.