Archive: Urijah Faber

Jun 3, 2015 5:47 am

Faber Wanted To Fight Edgar Until One Of Them Broke

The UFC made its first trip to the Philippines this past month for UFC Fight Night 66. The event was headlined by a featherweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar taking on former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. The fight itself was a technical battle, but not the barn burner fans had hoped...

Feb 11, 2015 8:24 am

Rumor: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber Superfight Set For May 16 in Manila

Rumors are swirling that a superfight between former MMA champions Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber is set for May’s UFC debut event in Manila, Philippines. The match has been confirmed by multiple sources close to the event, and an official announcement is expected to be made shortly by the UFC. Former UFC lightweight champion and...

Jan 22, 2015 4:49 pm

Faber vs. Assuncao Set To Headline Brazil Fight Card

According to a report from Brazilian news outlet Globo, a key bantamweight fight between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao will headline March’s UFC Fight Night 62 event in Brazil. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news but are expected to do so in the very near future. Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber has...

Dec 6, 2014 11:18 pm

Urijah Faber on CM Punk: I’m a Big Fan!

Phil Brooks, formerly known as CM Punk in the WWE, has signed a contract for the UFC! He will be fighting in the octagon, but details on his debut have yet to be revealed. Urijah Faber was asked if he was bitter about someone like CM Punk getting with the UFC, Faber spoke his mind...


Dec 6, 2014 11:03 pm

Faber discusses eye poke

Urijah Faber has never been known to be a dirty fighter and tonight’s bout does not make him one. However, it is unfortunate that an eye poke from Faber favored him to the point where he used it to set up and trap Francisco Rivera in a rear naked choke. During the post fight press...

Dec 6, 2014 6:47 pm

UFC 181 Results: Eye Poke Aids Faber In Submission Win Over Rivera

Well, that was unfortunate. Francisco Rivera did an amazing job at standing his ground and not giving Urijah Faber much to work with. Faber’s head and foot movement keeps his opponents backing up and guessing when Faber is going to shoot, but Rivera did not fall for it today and actually got the best of...

Nov 13, 2014 3:48 pm

Team Alpha Male Calendar Shoot

If there’s one you’ve always wanted, it’s a fresh new Team Alpha Male Calendar. Now you can have one! Check it: First rule of @teamalphamalemma calendar u can't talk about #TAM calendar. Coming soon. @ufc @honfoto @tjdillashaw @joejitsu @lastcall155 @jbmma155 @lancepalmer @holdsworth135 @touchyfili @chadmendes #lebronlighting #hasselblad #broncolor #blockboymedia A photo posted by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber)...

Nov 10, 2014 4:24 pm

Barao: ‘Bantamweight is my division’

Despite losing his bantamweight strap to TJ Dillashaw earlier this year, and being unable to make the bantamweight limit of 135-pounds for his rematch against Dillashaw, Renan Barao found himself a midst a stacked bantamweight division. With Dominick Cruz returning to the UFC and earning himself a shot at Dillashaw’s belt, and UFC President Dana...

Oct 25, 2014 5:02 am

Dillashaw Blasts Aldo For Lack Of Fan Interest, Fighting Style

As Jose Aldo gears up to defend his title against Chad Mendes tomorrow night at UFC 179 in Brazil, another chapter in the feud between Team Alpha Male, and Nova Uniao was formed. Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male (TAM) was win-less against Nova Uniao until May, when Dillashaw dethroned Renan Barao from Nova Uniao. After...

Oct 24, 2014 5:02 am

Faber Exudes Confidence While Breaking Down Aldo vs. Mendes

“We are expecting some great fight and some big wins. This is a rematch for Chad and Aldo. To see Chad improve to get to where he is at and win his fights, it is big for me. I think we are going to see a whole different fight.” “Just be prepared for a battle....

Oct 19, 2014 4:41 pm

UFC Confirms Faber vs. Rivera Set To Headline UFC 181 Prelims

The UFC has confirmed that Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera will headline the FOX Sports 1 prelims for UFC 181 on December 6th. The event will be headlined by Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler as the pair will face off for the second time, and Lawler will attempt to avenge his loss to Hendricks and...

Oct 19, 2014 3:01 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Bloodies Training Partner Ahead Of UFC 179

UFC featherweight #1 contender Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch with Jose Aldo this Saturday. The week of the bout, most fighters would take it easy so as not to get injured, and focus solely on cutting weight, however it appears ‘Money’ is not one of those fighters. Team Alpha Male...

Oct 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera set for UFC 181 in Las Vegas

Urijah Faber (31-7 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will return to the octagon this December when he faces Francisco Rivera (10-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 181 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the booking on Wednesday evening. Perennial UFC bantamweight contender, Urijah Faber, has won 6 of his past 8 octagon bouts, with both of his...

Oct 13, 2014 3:38 pm

Faber Not Thrilled With Idea Of Assuncao Bout

Urijah Faber is arguably the best UFC fighter to never win a championship. Throughout his career, Faber has never lost a non-title fight, and with his teammate and close friend, TJ Dillashaw as the UFC’s bantamweight champion, it is unlikely that Faber will get another crack that the bantamweight strap anytime soon. With Raphael Assuncao...

Oct 12, 2014 9:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Frank Lester Slams Team Alpha Male Over ‘Eargate’ Allegations

This weekend, Team Alpha Male’s DJ Roberson fought Frank Lester, ultimately after 3 rounds the bout went to Frank Lester via split decision. Team Alpha Male took to Twitter to cry foul, saying Lester bit Roberson’s ear during the fight, posting pictures of the injury, as well as a picture of the incident. Loading Last...

Oct 10, 2014 3:02 pm

Faber: ‘Cruz Upset my 3rd Grader’

“We’ve got a third-grader who trains with us, and he came up to me one day and he was like ‘did you hear what Dominick Cruz said? I told him we were going to put Cruz in timeout for hurting his feelings. My third-grader was upset over it.” “I mean, the impressive thing here was...

Oct 9, 2014 10:21 am

TAM Boss: ‘Cruz will have to pay the piper’

Team Alpha Male (TAM) founder, Urijah Faber isn’t happy with the recent comments coming from his longtime career nemeses, Dominick Cruz. Following two-year absence from competition, Cruz challenged Faber’s camp, calling them all Team Alpha Fail during his recent post-fight victory speech. Faber took to his time with MMAJunkie.com to respond: “He looked great, and...

Sep 28, 2014 3:43 pm

QUICK TWITT: Team Alpha Male Reacts To Cruz Dissing Them

Yesterday in the main event of the preliminary card for UFC 178, Dominick Cruz made his triumphant return to the UFC by TKOing Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. During his post-fight Octagon speech, he said he was looking forward to beating up more “Alpha Fails.” His insult was aimed at Urijah Faber and his...

Sep 28, 2014 10:41 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To The Return Of Dominick Cruz

Last night in the main event of the prelims of UFC 178, Dominick Cruz returned from nearly a three-year long layoff to defeat Takeya Mizugaki in just 61 seconds. Below is a list of the best reactions from UFC fighters regarding the return of Cruz. FUCK YESSSS @TheDomin8r THE CHAMP IS HEEERE!! #UFC178 — Rowdy...

Sep 28, 2014 8:19 am

REPLAY! Dominick Cruz Slams Urijah Faber, Tells Him To Sit Down

Last night Dominick Cruz returned from a nearly 3-year long absence from the Octagon in dominant fashion to destroy Takeya Mizugaki in 61 seconds. Cruz said in his post-fight speech that he was looking forward to beating up “Alpha Fails”. An insult directed at Urijah Faber’s “Team Alpha Male”. Cruz continued his trash talk at...

Sep 27, 2014 10:22 pm

REPLAY! Watch Dominick Cruz Post-Fight Speech

In case you missed the triumphant return of Dominick Cruz earlier tonight at the UFC 178 prelims, you can rewatch Cruz post-fight speech, and Cruz calling out Team ‘Alpha Fail’ below.

Sep 26, 2014 8:23 am

PHOTO | Faber Introduces Kampmann As Official Full-Time Head Coach

Earlier this year when it was announced that Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig was leaving Team Alpha Male as the head coach, the team began looking for a replacement. The role was ultimately filled by UFC veteran Martin Kampmann, who is now part of the team full-time according to Faber. He broke the news on Instagram. Pumped...

Sep 22, 2014 12:34 pm

Urijah Faber: “Of Course I Still Want To Fight Dominick”

This Saturday, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will be returning to the Octagon after a three year long absence. The UFC Cruz is returning to is nothing like the one he left. Since his absence, in the bantamweiht division alone, Renan Barao became champion, defended his belt 3 times, and then lost to TJ...

Sep 5, 2014 10:28 am

Ratings Report: UFC 177 Prelims are Lowest in FS1 History with 436,000

The viewer numbers for the UFC 177 prelims are officially out and they are definitely not the best. The UFC 177 prelims brought in a total of 436,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, which is down about 49 percent from the stations average of 859,000. Previously, the lowest recorded views for FS1 were with the...

Sep 2, 2014 11:56 am

White Believes Faber And Dillashaw Will Fight

“It’s no different than GSP and Rory Macdonald… You don’t run around saying ‘I’ll fight him tomorrow. I want his belt.’ and all these stuff. And all of these guys believe they can beat each other in the back of their minds, since they all train together.” “But when it all comes down to it,...

Aug 31, 2014 3:41 pm

.gif | FAIL! Faber Gets Left Hanging During UFC 177

During the UFC 177 PPV this past Saturday, Urijah Faber was looking on with his Team Alpha Male stablemates Chad Mendes and Joseph Benavidez. When Faber went for a fist bump, the other two left him hanging.