Urijah Faber on Why Return to Octagon is “Very Possible”
By FCF Staff
Urijah Faber hung up the gloves back in 2016, but it sounds like the 39 year-old, UFC Hall of Famer is eyeing a comeback.
Before facing and defeating Brad Pickett at UFC on FOX 22, Faber announced the contest would be the last of his remarkable career. But, while speaking to the media recently, following the news he’s going to grapple Kazushi Sakuraba October 5th, Faber said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Could I do some more fights? Absolutely,” Faber said. “Could I do years of more fights? Absolutely. Would I maybe do some fights? Very possible. But right now, I’m enjoying having my brain and having a good time.”
“I’m still contracted to the UFC, I’m still in the USADA pooling just in case something comes up. I train more than some of the guys who are pros, to be honest. I’m in the gym all the time when I’m in town, especially. I wouldn’t put it past jumping back in. I know that I’ve watched throughout. I’ve been a student of careers – guys like Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz and (Dan) Henderson and these guys who have fought well into their 40s.”
“I know it’s very possible and I would be a candidate since I live such a healthy lifestyle and I didn’t take a ton of damage…”
Faber’s record currently stands at 34-10. The Team Alpha Male leader was stopped only three times during his career, and was never knocked out.