Archive: Urijah Faber

Dec 13, 2013 9:13 am

UFC On FOX 9: Mendes Thinks ‘Big Headed Lentz Is Too Cocky’

“His demeanor, the way he thinks he’s going to run through me. He’s cocky. I just don’t like it. No (He hasn’t earned the right to be cocky). I don’t think he’s fought anybody of my caliber. He’s never fought anybody as athletic; he’s got a big head on his shoulders and he talks a...

Dec 13, 2013 8:09 am

UFC On FOX 9 Betting Odds

The odds are out for tomorrow’s UFC on FOX 9 card in Sacramento, Calif., and there aren’t many surprises. The match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benevidez odds are close to even, with Johnson being a -135 favorite, and Benevidez as a +115 underdog. The co-main event match up between Urijah Faber...

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Dec 12, 2013 3:06 pm

PHOTO | UFC on FOX 9 Fighters Staredown At Today’s Press Conference

If you missed BJPENN.COM’s special broadcast of today’s UFC on FOX 9 press conference event then you missed all the staredowns at its conclusion. Today’s media event took place from the Sleep Train Arena’s 4th Floor Lounge in Sacramento, California. UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down this Saturday from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena....

Dec 12, 2013 9:59 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FOX 9 Pre-Fight Presser Live on BJPENN.COM (1 p.m. PT)

In anticipation of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 9 event BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live broadcast of today’s pre-fight press conference. Today’s event takes place from the Sleep Train Arena’s 4th Floor Lounge in Sacramento. To catch it, tune in right here at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET and use the player below....

Dec 12, 2013 9:39 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9: Michael McDonald Surprised Over Reaction to Abstinent News

Michael McDonald explains whether he ever thought he’d be facing his UFC on Fox 9 opponent Urijah Faber in his opponent’s hometown, how he anticipated fighting Faber and other WEC greats, why Faber is a continuously improving fighter, the surprise he feels at the revelation he’s sexually abstinent and much more. Share Tweet Email +1...

Dec 12, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 9 Pre-Fight Interviews: Jorgensen, Castillo, Lentz & Danzig

UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down from Sacramento, California this Saturday on FOX TV. In the main event of the evening Demetrious Johnson will look to defend his title in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. Get caught up on the pre-fight hype right here and check out interviews from some of the...

Dec 12, 2013 8:43 am

VIDEO | Joe Lauzon’s UFC on FOX 9 Blog (Part 1)

UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has once again documented his fight lead up through video blogs. The fan favorite multiple FON bonus winner is set to face Mac Danzig on this weekend’s UFC on FOX 9 main card. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Dec 12, 2013 7:39 am

John McCarthy Set To Ref UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

“Big” John McCarthy, one of the most well respected and revered referees in the sport, has been assigned to the main event fight of UFC on FOX 9, a flyweight title fight between Joseph Benevidez and Demetrious Johnson. The California State Athletic Commission recently released the assignments. The three judges that are assigned to the...

Dec 11, 2013 11:57 am

Coach Ludwig Predicting A Team Alpha Male Sweep At UFC on FOX 9 This Weekend

Team Alpha Male is showing out this weekend in Sacramento, California. In their hometown, four of the world-renowned team’s fighters will be competing on UFC on FOX 9. Joseph Benavidez is competing in the main event for the UFC flyweight title, Urijah Faber fights for a contender slot against Michael McDonald in the co-main event,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Australian Police Commissioner Likens UFC To Caged Animals And Crime Scenes

How many times will uninformed public officials mis-label MMA as a ‘no-rules’ barbaric contest? I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know, it’s happened again, recently on Australian soil. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione took to ‘The Australian‘ to discuss the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the impact...

Dec 11, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | An Animated Urijah Faber Brings Another Fight Story

UFC bantamweight fighter and self-proclaimed connoisseur of awesome fight stories, Urijah Faber, gives us another animated fight story, this time bringing comedian Daryl Wright to tell of a wild day at the Laundromat. And with just a few days before Faber takes on Michael McDonald at UFC on FOX 9 this Saturday in Sacramento, it...

Dec 3, 2013 11:09 am

Michael McDonald Has Been Abstinent For 3.5 Years, ‘Arguably’ Why He’s Dominant

Right around the corner from my hometown, Oakdale MMA’s Michael McDonald has had a meteoric rise to stardom over the last few years thanks to wins over Miguel Torres, Alex Soto and Edwin Figueroa, victories which led him to a title fight against Renan Barao at UFC on Fuel: Barao vs McDonald, a match-up in which he...

Nov 6, 2013 7:32 am

Cruz vs. Barao Trumps Aldo vs. Lamas for Main Event Slot at UFC 169

  The title unification bout between interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and champion Dominick Cruz has taken top billing at UFC 169. Previously thought to be the main event, a fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas will now be in the co-main event spot. Cruz has been sidelined with a...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Sep 18, 2013 7:26 am

Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, faces Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9

Former UFC/WEC bantamweight title challenger, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC), has decided to make the drop to Flyweight and will be welcomed to the division by Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) this December at the UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. UFC officials announced the match-up on...

Sep 12, 2013 11:00 am

Anthony Pettis vs. T.J. Grant Targeted for UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

  UFC officials announced that they are working to book a fight between newly crowned lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis (pictured), and top contender, T.J. Grant, for the December 14 card on UFC on FOX 9.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC on FOX 9 card continues to take shape as UFC officials announced Wednesday...

Sep 11, 2013 5:50 pm

Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald Set for UFC on FOX 9 Co-Main Event

Ever since the UFC announced that UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California, talks of ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber (29-6) being placed on the card sounded less like rumor and more accurately, like a sure thing, as Faber fights out of Sacramento. Faber will face fellow former number one bantamweight contender,...

Sep 9, 2013 8:42 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao

In July of last year, Renan Barao and Urijah Faber squared off for the UFC’s interim bantamweight title. In the absence of the injured Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao was crowned the champion and now faces Eddie Wineland in the UFC 165 co-main event later this month. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 5, 2013 10:38 am

UFC Heads Back to Sacramento for UFC on FOX 9 on December 14

The UFC will be returning to Sacramento, California for the last UFC on FOX card of 2013, marking the organization’s first fight in the city since 2007.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC announced on Twitter Wednesday that it will be returning to Sacramento, California on December 14 for a UFC on FOX card.  Officials...