Current IFL featherweight champion Waggney Fabiano is now headed to the WEC. Fabiano is perhaps one of the most talented of the IFL fighters and he will now make his fighting home in the same divison as WEC featherweight star Urijah Faber. Fabiano should be a great challenge for Faber and perhaps has a chance at beating him. Waggney Fabiano has some of the best jiu jitsu in the world and if he can get Faber on the ground it could be trouble for Urijah. In my opinion, that would be an even more compelling fight than the Faber vs. Pulver fight. I will be interested to see how long it will be until Fabiano gets a crack at Urijah. This is a big signing for Zuffa owned WEC. Here is waht Fabiano had to say:
Faber is the best of the world now. To beat him, I think you have to be in a good shape. He’s an expert fighter and he has a good gas, it’s complicated to beat a guy like him. You have to set a good game plan and be calm and watch the elbows, because if you hits you can chane a whole fight
Some people boast about Affliction’s ability to sign the IFL stars, but Zuffa has done a good job and many former IFL fighters are in either the UFC or the WEC. So far Zuffa has picked up: Reese Andy, Andre Gusmao, Mike Massenzio, Matt Horwich, Dan Miller, Jim Miller, Jake Rosholt, Danillo Vilefort, Rory Markham, and Brad Blackburn. I believe that Fabiano is the best signing of the bunch, and even bigger than the likes of Affliction signees Vladimir Matyushenko, Roy Nelson, Jay Hieron, and Chris Horodecki. I look forward to seeing Fabiano in action in the WEC.