The UFC is already setting up a parachute if Chad Mendes blasts a hole in Conor McGregor’s face at UFC 189. That parachute has a million dollar smile, plays 2Pac’s “All Eyez on Me” double LP on a loop at all his summer pool parties, and is also known as Urijah Faber. A feud over touching another dude’s hair versus trying to tickle another dude while he’s walking in the hall!
That is where the real money is at in fight promotion.
Old lion versus young lion, McGregor vs. Faber is the UFC’s fallback option if Mendes is crowned the interim featherweight champ at the conclusion of UFC 189. McGregor gets a big name fight. Faber gets a big pay day for moving back up to 145 pounds. The UFC Creative Team is thinking two steps ahead of you “MMA” “conspiracy theorists”. Now watch Faber explain how the UFC’s version of a boiler room brawl really went down.