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Monday, Jul 15, 2019

Urijah Faber Reports Shoulder Injury Impacted Training Camp For UFC Sacramento

Urijah Faber (photo via UFC / YouTube)

By FCF Staff

Urijah Faber needed less than a minute to record a win UFC Sacramento, but, as it turns out, “The California Kid” dealt with a shoulder injury while preparing for the contest.

Faber returned to the Octagon for the first time since 2016 on Saturday, and quickly took out Ricky Simon with punches. But, during his post-fight interview, the 40-year-old revealed he injured his shoulder not long into his camp for the bout (quotes via Bloody Elbow).

“I try to lead by example in this thing, and literally, I came right off that 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 shot, and I was out for 11 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,” he continued. “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.

With the win at UFC Sacramento, Faber moved his overall record to 35-10. The 26-year-old Simon’s record fell to 15-2 with the defeat.

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