Last week Urijah Faber made his return back to the Octagon after having retired for almost two years. He knocked out #15 ranked contender Ricky Simon in the first round at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
It took all but 45-seconds for Faber to unload an overhand right on Simon to drop him and then follow up with a series of strikes until the referee had to step in.
Immediately after the fight, Faber called out current UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo. However, in a recent appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show, Faber said he would like to ger his hands on his former teammate and former bantamweight champion T.J Dillashaw.
“I think Dillashaw is the bigger fight,” Faber said.
Dillashaw and Faber were teammates for a long time at Alpha Male. Dillashaw ultimately left Team Alpha male to work with new coach Duane Ludwig in Colorado. Although TJ had claimed numerous time before that Faber kicked him out of the gym.
“I never kicked that guy off our team,” Faber said. “He sat me, Chad Mendes and other guys down and said he was getting paid to go somewhere else and would still like to come in on occasion because he had a house here. I never kicked the guy off. He went on his own, which is great. He was already training with [Ludwig] for a year under our umbrella and making moves back and forth.
“Stop being a victim, dude. We don’t feel sorry because you got caught cheating. We don’t feel sorry because you got bought off by another team. That Conor [McGregor] called you a snake in the grass. Quit being a victim.” [H/T – ESPN.com)
TJ Dillashaw is currently serving a two-year suspension for using PED for his fight against Henry Cejudo earlier this year.