While Faber is unsure of what is next in his professional MMA career, one thing the UFC Hall Of Fame member did do was to renegotiate a contract with the UFC.
“I told Dana I don’t want the temptation from all the other companies when I return from retirement. So we renegotiated the contract. I still have some fights left, but it doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll do one of them. We’ll see what opportunities come up. I’ll stay in shape, go to the gym and have fun,” Faber told AG Fight.
Faber has gone 1-1-0 since returning from retirement, with that lone win coming over Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night Sacramento.
The former WEC Bantamweight Champion has a list of opponents he’d like to still fight, with former UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw potentially topping that list.
“Before I lost to Petr Yan, I wanted a title fight. I was the underdog against the young prospect, number three guy in the world, I knew it would be a hard fight. For my next fight, if they give me an opponent that makes sense, I need to win again before I set my goals, be it a superfight against T.J. Dillashaw, or being able to take a title fight on short notice, or facing one of the big names in the division. You got Dominick Cruz, T.J., Jose Aldo, Henry Cejudo, Marlon Moraes and all the up and coming guys who haven’t made a name for themselves yet. It’s an interesting time and I’ll take my time and see what I feel in my heart. Those are the fights that interest me, but I need to win again before that,” says Faber.
Dillashaw is currently out of action due to a two year suspension from USADA, so he cannot compete again until January of next year.