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8/31/13 3:50 PM
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Urijah Faber has had four title shots, and although he lost each one, those are the only fights he ever lost.

Thus it did not sit well with Faber when Roy Nelson, who is himselft intent on getting a title shot, complained about the numbers fights for the belt that "The Californai Kid" has received.

"It takes more than being somebody people like to get title shots—you've got to win," said Faber. "I just watched an interview Dana did about big Roy Nelson, and I saw an interview where Roy Nelson mentioned me. He actually said my name wrong, he said 'if I was Ariah Faber I would have a title shot,' and I looked at my record and I looked at his record, and I'm like dude I win my fights to get into title fights. That’s what Dana was saying."

In interview with BloodyElbow's Steph Daniels, Nelson responds.

"He got mad about me saying he gets too many title shots? But I say that to his face, and he's the nicest guy to my face. Whatever he's bitched about is what I say to his face. It's not like it's coming from anywhere else. I say it to his face, that's how I roll. If he wants to fight, we can fight but he might have to get in line.

"I'm not hating on him, I'm just asking him how the f--- does he get like 5 million title shots? I was asking for the blueprint. I'm being genuine when I'm asking, ‘Hey, how do you get all of these title shots? Did you catch someone murdering somebody? What do you have on somebody? Or does your management have something or somebody? Or do I just need to be small? Do I need to be under 5 foot? What's the rule?'

"Uhriah? Ariah? They're all the same. It's iah. The fact he answered to that makes it his name. If I called ‘You Butthead' and you answer to it, then that's your name. If he was in my movie I'd probably call him Uh-riah because that's easier to say. Actually, I'd let him pick his own name so his feelings weren't hurt."

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8/31/13 3:52 PM
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Roy is a funny funny dude. Phone Post
8/31/13 3:59 PM
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lol at Roy not getting that he's not marketable.
8/31/13 4:01 PM
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Does Roy not get the fact that everyone he faces ranked above him he loses to? Beat a top contender and he might actually get a title shot, something Uriah consistently does. Phone Post 3.0
8/31/13 4:07 PM
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Beat highly ranked opponents. Something you cannot do Roy. Maybe if you looked after your body, stopped with the why me attitude you would be able to take your career more seriously and put on better performances. Just shut up Roy, its embarrassing.

8/31/13 4:10 PM
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Roy loses when he fights anyone good Phone Post
8/31/13 4:11 PM
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"It's iah. The fact he answered to that makes it his name. If I called ‘You Butthead' and you answer to it, then that's your name."

Fucking LOL!

Faber is the man.

Beating B-Level opponents doesn't get you a shot, Roy.
8/31/13 4:13 PM
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I think has eaten too many shots...he is starting to sound a little crazy
8/31/13 4:14 PM
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Well he should've gotten a title shot for beating Schaub, he was robbed of one for beating mitrione and the judges blew the miocic decision so absolutely Roy has a point... Phone Post 3.0
8/31/13 4:15 PM
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I for one agree he needs some wins for a title shot but...

The man is a beast with a great chin and heart, of course he could be in better shape but the guy made it to the top 10 of the UFC and he did it eating Burger King.

Again I would like to see him in better shape but the man has obvious talent and dedication and is a warrior.

War Nelson!! Phone Post 3.0
8/31/13 4:15 PM
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It seems like sour grapes when you have to target another UFC fighter to make your case. To not care about your image in the entertainment business really speaks to your character, good luck with that RN...
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MOAOZINHO - lol at Roy not getting that he's not marketable.
This

Isn't it frustrating? He's never going to live up to his potential as a fighter. Obviously he's already outstanding but he could be a lot better. Phone Post 3.0
8/31/13 4:19 PM
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THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX
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Uriah doesnt do much to get title shots.

loses WEC title to Brown, beat Pulver, gets next title shot at Brown.

he loses that title fight, beats Assuncao, gets title shot at Aldo.

loses that title shot, then beats Mizugaki & Wineland (by boring ass dec) and gets title shot at Cruz.

loses that title shot as well. then Cruz gets injured and Faber gets title eliminater fight with Bowles.

beats Bowles then get interim title shot with Barao. loses that fight.

Looking at this, I see Faber loses a bunch and only has to win 1,2 or no fights at all to get another shot. He's on a 3 fight win streak now which is the correct way to be earning a shot, not just because your the California Kid and one of the most popular at these weight classes.
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could he find a smaller guy to pick on? holy shit. maybe he can flex on Miesha Tate next
8/31/13 4:23 PM
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Roy got faber there imo Phone Post 3.0
8/31/13 4:25 PM
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Boo fuckin hoo let's all feel bad for Roy. Phone Post 3.0
8/31/13 4:28 PM
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THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX - Uriah doesnt do much to get title shots.

loses WEC title to Brown, beat Pulver, gets next title shot at Brown.

he loses that title fight, beats Assuncao, gets title shot at Aldo.

loses that title shot, then beats Mizugaki & Wineland (by boring ass dec) and gets title shot at Cruz.

loses that title shot as well. then Cruz gets injured and Faber gets intrem title shot with Bowles.

finally wins the title, and loses to Barao in the very next fight.


Looking at this, I see Faber loses a bunch and only has to win 1,2 or no fights at all to get another shot.

He's on a 3 fight win streak now which is the correct way to be earning a shot, not just because your the California Kid and one of the most popular at these weight classes.
Uh....Faber didn't win a UFC title. Phone Post
8/31/13 4:28 PM
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Roy, eat a Snickers...

8/31/13 4:54 PM
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Roy, eat a Snickers...

Too late.... Phone Post 3.0
8/31/13 4:55 PM
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Roy is a dumbass. Phone Post
8/31/13 4:56 PM
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Roy, eat a Snickers...

Too late.... Phone Post 3.0

Roy, eat a Snickers, youre kinda stupid when your hungry.

...

You're always hungry? That explains alot.

8/31/13 5:03 PM
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Faber summed it up nicely. Could Roy beat Mir? Could Roy beat Werdum? JDS? Faber gets title shots because he beats everyone else in the division. I'm a fan of Roy as a fighter, but you need to win those big fights.
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Roy is an OGer Phone Post
8/31/13 5:09 PM
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Billy Butcher - I think Roy has a valid point somewhere in there.

There are a certain number of fighters that seem to get title shot after title shot while other worthy fighters wait in line.

I like Uriah/Ariah, but at some point it just gets ridiculous. Look at Matt Brown, a six-fight win streak and he still doesn't get a title shot. Uriah has gotten title shots after just one win in a division!

I think what Roy is trying to get at is making it a little more fair.

First, Roy doesnt have a valid point anyhwere. Second, Matt Brown hasnt exactly beat anyone in the top 5. I agree though that he should be getting top ranked opponents considering his streak but a title shot? Not yet. Third Uriah has a career that speaks for itself. He wins. The only times he loses is in title shots. He beats top ranked fighters all the goddamn time. Seriously, you have to go back to fucking 2005 to find a fighter that Faber lost to that WASNT a top ranked guy and yet the guy that beat him was Tyson Griffin who went on to eventually be a top ranked fighter at 155.

On the flip side you have Roy Nelson who recently lost to Stipe Miocic after beating the world beaters known as Kongo (is with the B-league Bellator now), Mitrione (now exactly top 10 himself), and Dave "Pee wee" Herman who went 4-1 on his way out of the UFC.

Comparing Roy Nelson and Faber in this instance does nothing but highlight exactly how fair it is. Beat top guys and you'll get your shot.
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RileyPust - Faber summed it up nicely. Could Roy beat Mir? Could Roy beat Werdum? JDS? Faber gets title shots because he beats everyone else in the division. I'm a fan of Roy as a fighter, but you need to win those big fights.
Ding ding

Faber beats everyone that isnt draped in ufc gold. Its like he fights at 11 in no1 contender fights and around 8 in the titleshot itself.

I for one am looking forward to his next title shot. I wanna see if he can pull it off and get back on top.

Roy got his ass beat in his last fight. He shouldn't be talking about title shots Phone Post

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