MMA veteran Urijah Faber has been competing professionally in mixed martial arts for 13 years, and has competed in 41 bouts as a professional fighter. In addition, Faber is the founder of Sacramento’s “Team Alpha Male”.
When Faber was coaching opposite Conor McGregor on season 22 of The Ultimate Fighter, he tried to warn the featherweight champion to work on his Jiu-Jitsu before his next fight. That fight came at UFC 196 against Nate Diaz, where McGregor ultimately gassed at the end of the 1st round, and was submitted in the second round.
Earlier this month news surfaced that Diaz and McGregor have both been issued contracts for a rematch at UFC 200. In the wake of those announcements, Faber spoke to TMZ to discuss McGregor’s loss saying:
“He got whooped. He didn’t even fight the hands, man. I’ve been trying to tell Conor, ‘you gotta work on your jits.’ But Diaz is tough, man. A lot of people don’t know how tough Diaz is.”
In regards to a rematch between the two at UFC 200, Faber said:
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“I think it’s a tough fight for him to win, but he’s always got those heavy hands. Conor has some heavy hands. But the Diaz’s are known for taking a beating and coming back stronger.”