Urijah Faber would consider unretiring to fight T.J. Dillashaw, but nobody get any ideas — MMAjunkie

Finally, after nearly a year of animosity between ex-teammates turned rivals T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt, the score was settled over the weekend, with Dillashaw scoring a knockout at UFC 217 to become bantamweight champion for the second time. So that it’s, right? This means we’re done with the whole Team Alpha Male vs. Dillashaw…

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Northern California’s MMA Superstars Share Their Thoughts on #MayweatherMcGregor

Mixed martial arts garnered immense attention on August 26, 2017, but the focus was zeroed in on a boxing ring, not a cage.

Competing inside a battleground with half the sides and laced in gloves weighing twice as much as normal, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, a dual division champion in the UFC, flew the flag of Ireland, obviously, though, whether he wanted to or not, he also represented the sport of MMA when squaring off with the greatest boxer of our lifetime: Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.

From the encroachment of this historical event to its conclusion, many of the athletes at the upper echelon of MMA chimed in with their perspective as McGregor plodded toward a pinnacle moment in combat sports.

UFC Hall of Fame inductee ‘The California Kid’ Urijah Faber led the rally cry, urging his swath of rabid followers to support McGregor’s endeavors:

A valiant, ten-round effort from McGregor, capped by an arguable stoppage, adjusted the attitudes of some, such as UFC bantamweight Leslie ‘The Peacemaker’ Smith:

‘Win or learn;’ these are the wordscoined by McGregor’s head coach, John Kavanaghthe proud Irishman lives by. Of course, McGregor’s eyes were opened to tactical maneuvers while facing ‘The Best Ever’ in the squared-circle, but he was also enlightened to the volume of individuals voicing their support, from world-class champions to those hungry to continue their climb up the UFC’s ladder:

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With everything all said and done between McGregor and Mayweather and praise pouring in from each possible angle, any positive premonition seem more plausible than ever:

A look at 2017 UFC Hall of Fame inductees Maurice Smith, Kazushi Sakuraba, Joe Silva, Urijah Faber — MMAjunkie

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCThe UFC Hall of Fame officially has four new members. The industry leader added Maurice Smith, Kazushi Sakuraba, Joe Silva and Urijah Faber and as its 2017 induction class during a ceremony on Thursday at Park Theater in Las Vegas. The ceremony, hosted by UFC commentator Jon Anik, paid tribute to…

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Urijah Faber announced as first member of 2017 UFC Hall of Fame class — MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFCUrijah Faber will join the exclusive ranks of the UFC Hall of Fame this summer. Faber (34-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who is widely regarded as one of the pioneers for MMA’s lighter weight classes, ended his nearly 14-year career in December when he earned a unanimous decision victory over Brad Pickett in…

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Urijah Faber interested in fighters organizing, but favors working with promotions — MMAjunkie

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosRecently retired UFC star Urijah Faber said he hasn’t gotten much of chance to research the organizations trying to unite fighters for better working conditions. But even without looking into them, he thinks there are too many doing the job. “Three unions? C’mon,” said Faber (34-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC), who…

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UFC on FOX 22 pre-fight facts: Urijah Faber’s glowing stat sheet ahead of retirement fight — MMAjunkie

Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, VideosThe UFC makes its first stop at the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., on Saturday with UFC on FOX 22. A matchup of strawweight contenders headlines the FOX-televised main card, which follows prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. Paige VanZant (7-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and…

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