Urijah Faber says his upcoming fight with Brad “One Punch” Pickett will be his last.
Faber broke the news on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, where “The California Kid” announced that his next fight will be his last one, after a long and storied career.
“To be honest with you, I’m super excited to fight in [Sacramento],” Faber said. “Those are all my people out there. I built our team, Team Alpha Male, it’s like an extended family to me, and I was raised in the greatest Sacramento area all the way through college. It’s going to be a really cool event.
“I’ve been kind of waiting for this, and this is actually going to be my last fight. And it just feels right to do it in [Sacramento] in this new area. It just feels like the right time and the right place. I’ve been waiting for this new arena to be built, I was waiting for that Dominick Cruz opportunity, and I feel like this is going to be an epic event and I can’t wait to do it in front of the people I love.”
Faber will take on Pickett in his hometown of Sacramento at UFC on FOX 22 on December 17.
The former bantamweight contender has most recently dropped two fights to Jimmie Rivera and champion Dominick Cruz. Faber’s career has spanned an incredible 14 years, and at 37-years-old has amassed a record of 33-10.
Pickett will enter the bout coming off of loss himself to Iuri Alcantara by submission at UFC 204.
Who do you see winning between Faber and Pickett? Will “The California Kid” retire with a win in his hometown? Or will Pickett spoil Faber’s plans? Sound off, PENN Nation!