Faber Seriously Considering UFC Sacramento Return

Nearly three years after his retirement, Team Alpha Male leader and former UFC star, Urijah Faber is seriously considering a return to the Octagon.

The UFC is returning to Sacramento, not only the capital of California, but the Faber’s home base, on July 13th for a UFC fight night card.

While Faber has focused on training athletes, the 40-year-old admitted on Instagram that he has the itch to fight again.


“I know my baby is keeping me young,” Faber wrote on Instagram. “But a good ‘ole fist fight could help the cause.”

Earlier this week on The MMA Hour, Faber reiterated that he is seriously considering a return to fighting.

“It’s very serious,” Faber said. “No one really gets to see the behind-the-scenes of what goes on when events are being put together or anything like that and throughout my time being retired I’ve been offered fights on a couple of different occasions and learned my lesson if I’m starting to get tempted or thinking about it just to get myself in good shape. I’ve always stayed in the gym obviously being with the team and helping to mentor the guys. Training all year round, so probably over the last six months given it a little more consideration after being offered a couple of short-notice fights and I’m like, ‘Man, that’s kind of tempting.’

“The reason I retired in the first place is just because I wanted to. I felt like it, feeling like, ‘If I’m thinking about it, it may be the time.’ The same reason why I’m thinking about coming back out and taking a fight. It sounds like fun, a little F.O.M.O., I know at my age I do really well against the guys still and if I’m gonna do it, you don’t want to wait longer. I just turned 40, which is crazy, I kind of teased that once I did turn 40 I’d like to challenge myself, kind of lifehack and do some fights, I got the new baby. Some names have been thrown out there for opponents and it’s real possible.”

Report: MMA Fighting


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