Urijah Faber took less than a minute to prove that he had something left in the tank, dropping Ricky Simon at UFC Sacramento.
You would not have noticed it due to the fight being 46 seconds, but Faber walked into his hometown with a shoulder injury suffered at the start of an eight-week camp.
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”I came right off that [Polaris 10] grappling match in the UK where I got into camp. And the first practice that I had sparring, I sprained my AC joint,” Faber said. “I got a PRP [Platelet-rich plasma] shot and I was out for eleven days of an eight-week camp, having to work on my kicks and do running, and doing all the stuff that I tell these guys to do and lead by example.”
“I saw his big dome and his weird haircut coming at me, and I was like, ‘Alright, it’s time to take this dude’s head off.’”@UrijahFaber walks through his finish and what it meant to have that performance in Sacramento. #UFCSacramento pic.twitter.com/So3BZUFhPi
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“I saw his big dome and his weird haircut coming at me, and I was like, ‘Alright, it’s time to take this dude’s head off.’
”So I was coming in at seven in the morning, and before practice was over at 11:30, I would’ve put in all that time,” Faber said of a comeback at 40. “And I’m just trying to show these guys that this is how you do it, guys. This is not a one toe in, one toe out.”
“The California Kid’s” return seems to not be a one and done return to scratch the itch, as Faber would call out bantamweight/flyweight champ Henry Cejudo, and anyone the UFC would throw his way, as lont as the money was right.
Speaking of money, Faber would bank $50,000 for his 46 second stoppage of Simon, making him just over $1,000 a second in bonus money.