Urijah Faber on Josh Emmett's Title Contention
The good, quiet kid just doesn't get as much attention" - Urijah Faber on why Josh Emmett's current standing in title contention against Alexander Volkanovski remains uncertain
Urijah Faber has opened up on why he thinks Josh Emmett is not guaranteed to receive the next featherweight title shot. Emmett trains out of Team Alpha Male, where Faber is the owner/coach, and is currently the No.4-ranked featherweight with a five-fight win streak to match.
Urijah Faber talked about the disrespect that he felt was being shown to his teammate Josh Emmett during International Fight Week.
Meanwhile, current champion Alexander Volkanovski is out for several months while he recovers from a hand injury, with the chance of moving to lightweight when he returns. Therefore, most MMA analysts believe an interim title fight between Emmett and the No.2-ranked Yair Rodriguez is next.
With that said, Faber continues to advocate for Emmett to fight Volkanovski next for the title. During an episode of Room Service Diaries with Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell, 'The California Kid' had this to say:
The quiet kid gets overlooked a lot. It's always the mouth that's talking and the kid that has trouble or whatever. The good, quiet kid just doesn't get as much attention.
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