UFC Hall of Famer and former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber is considered by many as the best fighter to never hold a belt inside the UFC. The idea of fulfilling this void in his illustrious career might have been reignited as Faber is considering to come out of retirement.
The 39 year-old revealed the idea speaking with Ariel Helwani on his show. Interestingly couple of months ago, Faber also revealed that he was offered two short notice fights last year against Cub Swanson and Chan Sung Jung. Faber is eyeing July 13, as UFC will be hosted by Faber’s hometown Sacramento. (via Instagram):
“It’s very serious,” Faber said. “No one really gets to see the behind-the-scenes of what goes on when events are being put together or anything like that and throughout my time being retired I’ve been offered fights on a couple of different occasions and learned my lesson if I’m starting to get tempted or thinking about it just to get myself in good shape. I’ve always stayed in the gym obviously being with the team and helping to mentor the guys. Training all year round, so probably over the last six months given it a little more consideration after being offered a couple of short-notice fights and I’m like, ‘Man, that’s kind of tempting.’
“The reason I retired in the first place is just because I wanted to. I felt like it, feeling like, ‘If I’m thinking about it, it may be the time.’ The same reason why I’m thinking about coming back out and taking a fight. It sounds like fun, a little F.O.M.O.