“The California Kid” Urijah Faber will undoubtedly go down as one of the top lighter weight fighters to ever compete in mixed martial arts. As the former WEC featherweight champion, Faber is almost universally credited as being the fighter responsible for putting the lighter weight classes on the map.
Urijah also continues to lead a team of young, hungry fighters into the UFC, many of which are now carrying the torch he once held. Look no further than UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt to see the evidence of that, along with entire team in Sacramento that are on the rise.
Faber decided to retire in 2016, and the UFC didn’t waste any time inducting him into the UFC Hall of Fame this year, but that hasn’t stopped everyone from asking him when he’s going to make a comeback.
The former featherweight world champion addressed the question and said he’s just not tempted to get back in the octagon right now.
“There’d be a few scenarios where I would jump in there but not just ready to jump in for anybody obviously,” Faber said in an interview with MMAjunkie. “I mean, I absolutely am in tact with my mind and body, and I feel better than ever, having rested over half a year now under my belt. I’m staying busy, man. I’ve got a lot going on. I love a good fight, and I love a good story. As far as just wanting to jump in for the heck of it, there’s no temptation there.”