‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber has been a staple in the world of MMA for many years. From the WEC champion to the highest competition in the UFC, Faber has done it all. Now he is ready to hang it up and move on from the sport he has loved since childhood. He will be facing Brad Pickett in his hometown of Sacramento California tonight.
Faber is looking ahead to a time without competition for the first time in over 20 years. He is not leaving the sport altogether, he will remain the owner of his gym, as well as the head of Team Alpha Male. Team Alpha Male is the home of several up and coming fighters, most notably Cody Garbrandt, who will be facing Dominick Cruz for the Bantamweight title in two weeks.
Faber spoke a bit at the post weigh-in show yesterday on FS1, he told Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik that he was happy to be retiring now, while he is still healthy both mentally and physically. Although he would not rule out a comeback in the future, saying “I never say never” he was sure that in hi mind at this point in time this is his last fight.
There is no doubt that this last time walking to the octagon, with “California Love” playing loud, that it will be an emotional sight. Faber will be looking to make this a storybook ending to an amazing career.