For a long time, the featherweight division in World Extreme Cagefighting was Urijah Faber and everyone else. Then Mike Brown came along.
Before Brown and Faber stepped into the cage in November, Faber had been considered the WEC's best and most popular fighter for so long that it was unthinkable that he wouldn't have a belt around his waist. But it took Brown less than two and a half minutes to take the featherweight belt from Faber, and now it's Brown who will headline a WEC card on Sunday.
I talked to Brown this week about beating Faber, his upcoming title defense against Leonard Garcia and why his training includes plenty of wrestling but no weightlifting. The full interview is below.
Mike Brown on His First World Extreme Cagefighting Title Defense originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Tue, 24 Feb 2009 07:15:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.