LOS ANGELES – Jan. 10, 2014 – Who was more influential – World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) or Strikeforce? WEC alum Urijah Faber and Strikeforce alum Frank Shamrock debate the influence of the two defunct organizations on AXS TV’S INSIDE MMA with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten.
Also during his appearance on INSIDE MMA, Faber talked about his mindset and strategy going into his upcoming UFC Bantamweight Championship fight Feb. 1, a rematch with Renan Barao.
Said Faber about his opponent and strategy:
“I feel like Barao’s done a great job, especially in his last couple of fights, of being the well-rounded fighter. You’ve seen him take the fight to the ground, use his wrestling, use his jiu-jitsu. Against me, he was able to slow the pace down, and I’m not going to let him do that this time.”
Watch Faber’s interview here: bit.ly/1aeXoRN
In anticipation of his bout next week at UFC Fight Night 35, Luke Rockhold joined INSIDE MMA and previewed the highly anticipated headlining fight.
“It’s gonna hit the ground at some point. I’ve got a good ground game and I don’t think he’ll be able to survive with me on the ground if it gets there within five rounds and I guarantee it will.… With my reach and my range I’m gonna unload on him, and then it’s gonna hit the ground before the five rounds are up, and he won’t get up.”
Watch the interview clip with Rockhold here: bit.ly/Kbm071
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