Archive: Urijah Faber

Aug 27, 2014 8:32 pm

Urijah Faber Shows Off Impressive Takedown Defense

Check out this video of UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber stuffing some deep shoots for takedowns. Faber does not have a fight scheduled at the present time, but is staying ready should the opportunity arise.

Aug 26, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 177 Weigh Ins Set For Friday, Pettis And Faber To Host Q&A

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao takes place this Saturday August 30th from Sacramento California at the Sleep Train Arena. Weigh Ins for the event however will be held on Saturday. They will also be held at the Sleep Train Arena, and will be open to the public. The doors to the arena open at 1:30...

Aug 2, 2014 10:12 am

PHOTO | Urijah Faber, Gunnar Nelson & BJ Penn Train

During UFC Fight Night Dublin, Urijah Faber was hit with a revelation… He’s trained with Gunnar Nelson before. Prior to fight night, he had no clue. The Caption Reads, Thought so. Hair & beard threw me off. @bjpenn @gunninelson @ufc @joelauzon

Jul 28, 2014 3:23 pm

Urijah Faber Set To Face Masenori Kanehara At FN 52 In Japan

Urijah Faber will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night 52 card in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena, but not against Kid Yamamoto as was initially expected. Instead Faber will welcome Masenori Kanehara to the UFC Octagon. The bout may come as a surprise to fight fans, seeing as how Faber is ranked #2...

Jul 15, 2014 4:53 pm

Urijah Faber Wants Lie Detector Tests For Fighters

Urijah Faber spoke with BloodyElbow.com recently about a number of topics, and one of the ones that stuck in many people’s minds was when Faber stated that he would like to see lie detector tests issued with drug tests within the UFC. I think it’s great that they’re doing so much testing now. I’ve been...

Jul 14, 2014 3:56 pm

Faber Explains Injury That Could Sideline Him Until 2015

Urijah Faber joined MMAJunkie to talk about a potentially broken rib that he suffered during UFC 175, at the hands of Alex Caceras en route to a submission victory for Faber. “It was just a little knee,” Faber told MMAjunkie Radio soon after the event. “It hit me kind of in the side left, where...

Jul 12, 2014 1:39 pm

Edgar Open To Faber Super Fight

Following his recent victory over BJ Penn, Frankie Edgar has his eyes set on nothing but big fights. The former UFC lightweight champion recently told, Bloodyelbow.com’s Steph Daniels, that a super fight against Urijah Faber, isn’t off the table. Check it: Bloody Elbow: There is a lot of fan interest in a possible fight between you and...

Jul 9, 2014 8:48 pm

‘Penn vs. Edgar III’ First Ever UFC Event For An Off-The-Clock Goldie

Closet ‘Prodigy’ fan, and UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg had never been to a UFC event as a fan until this past Sunday. For ‘Goldie’, fight-time is usually when he clocks in and get his best work done. But last weekend was different, after 17 years with the company, the UFC’s color commentator finally got to...

Jul 9, 2014 5:51 pm

Faber: “Fighting Dillashaw not something I want to do, BUT…”

“You know, the only way that fight would happen is if TJ Dillashaw asked me to do it. The only reason it would happens is if it were something that Dana, Lorenzo, everybody thinks is a must-see and they want to make it worth our while. I don’t necessarily feel like it’s something I want...

Jul 9, 2014 9:27 am

Caraway Feels McDonald May Be Next Opponent

Bantamweight fighter Brian Caraway has been steadily rising through the division, with his last victory against Erik Perez bringing his UFC record to 4-1. When speaking with MMA Junkie Radio, Caraway mentioned that there have been talks about his next top-tier opponent. “There’s been talks of possibly Michael McDonald or Raphael Assuncao, a guy that’s...

Jul 8, 2014 2:30 pm

Faber Calls Out Yamamoto For Fight Night 52 In Japan

UFC Fight Night 52, which features a heavyweight tilt between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt may also be getting a bout between Urijah Faber and Kid Yamamoto according to UFC President Dana White. Faber spoke to Fighters Only about the potential fight saying: “That (Yamamoto) fight would’ve really been awesome, sadly it kind of went...

Jul 4, 2014 5:03 am

Faber Explains Why Duane Ludwig Won’t Corner Him

UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber spoke with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com about why former head coach of Team Alpha Male Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig will not be cornering him, but will still corner Chad Mendes. “He is still a part of the team. He is still working out with some of the guys. I think it is...

Jul 3, 2014 3:47 pm

Urijah Faber Smashes Mitts At UFC 175 Open Workout

UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber smashed a mitt workout with Justin Buchholz at the UFC 175 open workouts today leading up to his fight against Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Caceras Saturday night.

Jul 1, 2014 9:33 am

Urijah Faber understands why he is on the UFC 175 prelims

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber says he understands the UFC’s choice to showcase him on the prelims for this weekends UFC 175 event in Las Vegas. “You know, for me it actually makes a little more sense,” Faber told Submission Radio. “It’s the main event on the free card, the Fox Sports 1 card, so...

Jun 24, 2014 5:04 am

Urijah Faber Smashing Mitts Lightning Fast – WOW!

Urijah Faber was tagged in a video by Team Alpha Male teamamte Justin Buchholz earlier today on Instagram. Faber is looking lightning quick and very dangerous leading up to his fight with Alex ‘Bruce Leeroy’ Caceras at UFC 175 on July 5th.

Jun 23, 2014 3:01 pm

STATIC Episode 4: Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber

Several weeks ago it was announced that Jay-Z and Anderson Silva were bringing you a web series called Static that took an in depth look at the biggest rivalries in MMA. First was Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva, next was Jason Miller vs. Nick Diaz, then was Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey, and now is...

Jun 12, 2014 6:33 am

Duane Ludwig to Corner Chad Mendes, but not Urijah Faber

The Duane Ludwig saga at Team Alpha Male will continue, at least to a certain degree. According to Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, Duane “Bang” Ludwig will continue to coach Chad Mendes and corner him against Jose Aldo at UFC 174, but will not be cornering Urijah Faber in his fight against Alex Caceres at...

Jun 5, 2014 5:15 am

Faber Talks Nova Uniao: ‘We have a real rivalry now’

Video: Urijah Faber joins UFC Tonight Urijah Faber has faced off with two of Brazil’s best fighters in Jose Aldo and Renan Barao. With his Team Alpha Male guys always competing for the same space as the Brazilian team, the two have formed a healthy rivalry. Faber discussed, Faber on the rivalry with Nova Uniao: “We’ve...

Jun 5, 2014 5:08 am

Faber On Fighting Dillashaw: ‘Maybe if he asked as a favor’

Much is being made about the latest team-duo, who could potentially fight each other inside the cage. Longtime MMA staple, Urijah Faber has had a glorious career. Despite never winning UFC gold, the former WEC champ once held the UFC’s sister promotion solely on his shoulders. Now, with one of his protegé’s, T.J. Dillashaw in...

May 27, 2014 5:16 am

Ludwig Open To Coaching Other Teams, But Not Against Team Alpha Male

“I’ll say this, for me, it’s not only about business and money. I genuinely care for my guys…[long pause, emotion], that would be hard for me to go to another team. I could never coach anyone else against a single member of Alpha Male. I just couldn’t do it. I’ve had some good offers, one...

May 21, 2014 6:38 am

Martin Kampmann Taking His Time On Possible Return to the Octagon

Martin Kampmann has been keeping a low profile in the fight world lately. Since his last fight (and loss) in August, Kampmann has been been taking a little break and trying to enjoy himself outside of the cage. He has even been strengthening his poker game by winning $50,000 in Reno over the weekend. But...

May 20, 2014 12:42 pm

Urijah Faber: ‘Duane Ludwig Leaving Is A Breath Of Fresh Air’

“Duane did a great job running his practice and he’s passionate about his stuff. We implemented a lot of his drills during our set practices and it turned out great. But he was a little difficult to deal with here and there,” Faber said. “And so actually it’s kind of a breath of fresh air...

May 15, 2014 6:41 am

Martin Kampmann in as replacement for Duane Ludwig at Team Alpha Male

During last night’s episode of UFC Tonight, correspondent Karyn Bryant made an important on-the-scene announcement in regards to Team Alpha Male’s future without Duane “Bang” Ludwig. “They are going to have Martin Kampmann come in and will continue building on what Duane Ludwig has done in the past. Martin is a guy they really jived...