Urijah Faber reveals Clay Guida asked Sean Shelby to be reserved against ‘young bucks’


Clay Guida may have years of combat experience under his belt, but even at 40, he still wants more. According to Urijah Faber, the UFC lightweight has asked matchmaker Sean Shelby to book him against promising prospects in the promotion.

According to Faber, Guida wants to test his skills against the hungry young fighters to prove to himself that he can still hang with the best fighters in the octagon.

In a recent interaction with ESPN-MMA Laura Sanko, Faber discussed Guida’s upcoming fight:

“You know, after I think a couple of fights, he said, ‘Hey Sean Shelby, give me some of those young bucks, yeah, some of the young and [comers]’. He likes to challenge himself and he definitely has a challenge here. This guy [Claudio Puelles] a dangerous guy, he has bad kicks and lifts and good jiu-jitsu so Guida is definitely going to be tested.

Watch Faber’s interaction with Laura Sanko on ESPN MMA below:

‘The Carpenter’ has clearly gotten what he asked for as he prepares to take on Claudio Puelles. The 26-year-old is currently on a four-game winning streak inside the octagon. “El Nino” and Guida are set to collide in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 52 this Saturday.

Clay Guida says he still has a long way to go before he hangs up the gloves

Clay Guida thinks he still has a long way to go before quitting his fighting career. The UFC veteran has revealed his next fight is the last of his current contract with the promotion and he believes he will put in a performance that will earn him a new contract.

Clay Guida has been fighting professionally for nearly 20 years and, at 40, is one of the longest serving fighters in UFC history. https://t.co/Xr7H143mIE

Guida thinks he is only getting better as a fighter and claims he will go out there and look to finish Puelles in their next fight. During his UFC Vegas 52 media day interview, “The Carpenter” said:

“It’s the last fight of a four-fight deal, so there’s no pressure on me, but I want to prove to Dana White, Sean Shelby, the rest of the UFC world, the fans, that I’m here to stay. That I’m getting better at 40.”

Guida has won two of his last five fights inside the octagon and will look to build momentum by picking up another victory this weekend.

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