Archive: Urijah Faber

May 14, 2014 7:03 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres set for UFC 175

The UFC’s annual Independence Day weekend card just keeps growing stronger, as officials announced today that former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber will meet Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at the July 5 event. The UFC’s #2 ranked bantamweight, Urijah Faber (30-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC), is coming off a February title fight loss to champion...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

Apr 26, 2014 10:28 am

Barao Backpedals On Salary Talk Following White’s Reaction

“After reading news of my quotes in media, I would like to say that I have never said that I was saving the UFC in this card in the sense that was published and much less that I would think that the UFC is in debt with me. This is my job. I haven’t spoke...

Apr 23, 2014 11:45 am

UFC Champ Barao: ‘My opponents make more than me’

“I’m very happy being an UFC champion. But i would like to improve my contract. Actually, an example: i know that Faber is a much older guy on the UFC, but he’s not even the champion and has a much better purse than mine” “It is what it is, we’re working for it to improve....

Mar 31, 2014 6:07 pm

Faber Would Love To Welcome Cruz Back To The UFC

“I would love to have that fight, people have asked me which fights I want. If we can make it happen let’s do it, if not I’m ready for whoever they say. I feel like fighting is so mental. As long as [Cruz] looks into himself he will bring his best performance, but I plan...

Mar 26, 2014 9:48 am

VIDEO | Urijah Faber Stars In Another Music Video – MUST WATCH!

Bombshell artist, Lauren Mayhew, and Urijah Faber deliver a KNOCKOUT with a modern day version of “Romeo and Juliet” in Lauren’s SMASH single produced by Highbreeze! The video stars multiple other notable fighters and actors as well such as Andre Fili, Jay Hieron, Justin Buchholz, Vince Murdock, Nikee Olivera, TJ Kuahine, Anthony Avila, Jonny Kowalsky,...

Mar 21, 2014 10:59 am

PHOTO | Faber & Penn Pose At UFC Gym

‘The California Kid’ and Hilo, Hawaii’s, BJ Penn, were recently making the rounds at a UFC gym out in Southern California. During their time together, the two MMA legends took a candid photo of themselves standing by themselves. Check it: Hanging out with our pics @bjpenndotcom @ufcgym @ufc http://t.co/XOQMvsQgbt — Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) March 21,...

Mar 20, 2014 8:41 am

QUICK TWITT | Lombard Already Up To 213 Pounds From 170 Last Weekend

As part of the welterweight-heavy UFC 171 event last weekend, Hector Lombard made a win over Jake Shields look easy. The former Bellator middleweight champion, seems to have found a new spark in the UFC’s 170 pound division and he’s making weight, seemingly, with no issue. surprising enough, the American Top Team fighter, lost a...

Mar 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Confirmed: Condit Tore ACL In UFC 171 Bout

Last weekend’s UFC 171 co-main event between, Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley, ended prematurely when Condit fell to the mat suffering from an injured knee. (Replay HERE) Up until tonight, we had no clue what the diagnosis was, but now in a statement on UFC Tonight, it appears as if he tore the ACL. Here it...

Mar 19, 2014 9:55 am

Johny Hendricks Injured, Goes In For Surgery Monday

Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks, was right when he told the media he thought something was wrong with his arm. Apparently, it’s a torn Bicep. While appearing on Los Angeles Radio station, KROQ, this morning, the champ confirmed that he will go into surgery on Monday to repair the muscle and rehab should...

Mar 19, 2014 9:28 am

Woodley Not Happy With Rogan Commentary

“They’re punishing you for being physically fit. I think Joe Rogan is horrendous for his commentary that he did for that fight. Everything was, ‘Oh, Tyron threw a hard bomb but Carlos took it. He’s got such a great chin. Oh, Tyron has a takedown. Look at Carlos. He’s doing the mission impossible guard [mission...

Mar 19, 2014 8:43 am

305,000 Tune In For UFC 171 Prelims On FS2

Last Saturday’s UFC 171 event crowned our new welterweight champion. You didn’t have to tune in to FOX Sports 2 to catch this historic moment, you just had to fork out enough coin to buy the pay-per-view. However, there were fights on FOX Sports 2 as well last Saturday. As part of the lead up...

Mar 18, 2014 11:33 am

POLL | Who Should Hendricks Fight Next?

The Hendricks’ title reign started last weekend when Johny successfully captured UFC gold in the main event of UFC 171. With GSP out of the picture, and a new champion in place, the UFC’s welterweight division is now alive and thriving. There are several eligible fighters chomping at the bit to get the first crack...

Mar 18, 2014 9:27 am

Robbie Lawler Regrets Not Being More Aggressive Against Hendricks

“I saw his legs buckle a little bit, but he recovered pretty fast, and he was throwing back. He’s a dangerous opponent, and once again, maybe I should’ve pressed a little bit more and took the fight to him a little earlier… I would go out there and finish him this time. I should’ve done...

Mar 18, 2014 7:22 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Hendricks vs. Lawler Fight Event

UFC 171 was an event packed full of hard-hitting, back and forth, powerful action that wasn’t all limited to the electrifying main event. If you were lucky enough to watch the show from beginning to end, you know exactly how gripping every fight was and how it was a terrific build up to Hendricks vs....

Mar 18, 2014 7:12 am

Herb Dean Defends Controversial Stoppages In Faber/Barao, Rousey/McMann Bouts

Despite being commonly known as being one of the best referees in MMA, Herb Dean has recently come under some fire for some of the stoppages that he has made in major fights, particularly for the stoppages in the main events of UFC 169 and 170. Dean took to The MMA Hour to discuss the stoppages....

Feb 21, 2014 9:57 am

The UFC’s Top 3 Gatekeepers Who Are Forced To Sit At #2

By Evan Stoumbelis It takes a lot to be a UFC champion, few people are ever able to accomplish the task of becoming a world champion. However for each champion, there has always been a rival. Frank Mir to Brock Lesnar, Chael Sonnen to Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz to Chuck Liddell and so on. Many...

Feb 5, 2014 4:22 pm

9 Shifts Made To BJPENN.COM’s MMA Rankings Following UFC 169

By Evan Stoumbelis Last Saturday fans saw a somewhat lackluster night of fights at UFC 169 where 10 of the 12 fights went to a judges decision, and one of the two knockouts was rather controversial. Alistair Overeem got a much needed win over Frank Mir. Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas by decision, and Renan...

Feb 3, 2014 8:47 am

Urijah Faber Suffered Injury Prior to his Bout at UFC 169, Tore Hamstring During Training Camp

Urijah Faber lost a controversial championship bout against UFC Bantamweight Renan Barao last Saturday at UFC 169. Faber later on admitted he suffered an injury only eight-days into his training camp. MMAWeekly’s Erik Fontanez transcribed the following from the UFC 169 Post Fight Press Conference: “Eight days into this camp I tore my hamstring [and]...

Feb 3, 2014 4:50 am

White Says Mir’s Future To Be Determined This Week

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has tried everything to get a win inside the Octagon. From TRT to a two-camp stint at Greg Jackson’s, the Las Vegas resident hasn’t found anything to assist him in getting out of his four-fight slump. His back’s against the wall, and while he insists that retirement isn’t an...

Feb 3, 2014 4:50 am

Rogan Live Commentary Helped UFC 169’s Clint Hester ‘Not Blow His Wad’

UFC ringside commentator, Joe Rogan, is the best in the business. His insightful and technical breakdowns of fights have been educating fans for years on the action happening inside the cage. I always wondered if his, sometimes instructional, commentary ever made the ears of the fighter’s he’s talking about and according to UFC 169’s Clint...

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

QUICK TWITT | Fighters React Harshly To Herb Dean’s UFC 169 Main Event Mistake

Wow, so, Herb Dean messed up Saturday night, in a pretty bad way, when he halted the action during Urijah’s ‘Thumbs up’ signing. Eeek!!! The twitter-verse instantly caught fire and we are just now getting those flames under control. Check out some notable reactions to the Faber vs. Barao stoppage:

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

Faber Open To Jumping Divisions For ‘Interesting Fights’

Following the disappointing ending to last weekend’s UFC 169 main event, Urijah Faber says that he’s open to making the jump up in weight for the fans. “I’m going to stay at 135, but if there are some big fights at 145, let’s hear what these guys have for me,” Faber said. “I would like...

Feb 3, 2014 4:30 am

Dana White Blasts Overeem For ‘Crappy’ UFC 169 Performance & Lesnar Callout

A win’s a win right? If you said yes, you’re wrong. Just ask Dana White. Last weekend Alistair Overeem took a rare approach in his bout against Frank Mir. The giant striker chose to coast through 15-minutes and secure an ‘error-free’ victory to keep his contract intact. Dana White was not impressed: “He fought safe....

Feb 3, 2014 4:29 am

Overeem Calls Out Brock Lesnar

Once wasn’t enough for the former Strikeforce, Dream and K1 Grand Prix champion, when it comes to Brock Lesnar. Following his one-sided decision win over Frank Mir at last weekend’s UFC 169 event, ‘The Reem’, took to his post-fight speech to call out his former foe. “I hear there’s word that Brock Lesnar is about...

Feb 3, 2014 4:25 am

Alistair Overeem Outstruck Frank Mir 139 to 5 – WOW!

Prior to last weekend’s UFC 169 event, Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem both desperately needed a win. Mir stated that even if he picked up his 4th straight loss, which he did, that he would not even consider retirement. Overeem did what he had to do to win the bout, and while they caught some...