Cody Garbrandt Has Stepped Back From The Spotlight — Here’s Why

Former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt has decided to take a step back, momentarily. Now founder of Team Alpha Male and UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber has come forward with details concerning the matter.

Speaking to MMA Fighting, Urijah Faber revealed that “No Love” will be spending some time with his family.

“Cody is enjoying being a family man right now. He was in the gym the other day and he was in good spirits. I know he’s been working out still.”

“This is a mean world, and everyone likes to jump in and kick people when they’re down. Cody is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve, there’s no pretenses with him. I don’t know if that has something to do with it, if it was negativity he was paying attention to.”

“I myself, I get things all the time where people say ‘hey, did you see so and so said this, so and so said that? I do my best to put the blinders on, and its funny, because the person with the microphone gets to dictate the storyline and right now it’s I had my time to be the guy with the microphone, and now it’s other people’s time. So you can’t worry about other people’s interpretations of things and whatnot.”

“I spent some time with Cody directly after the fight. And I wasn’t necessarily the one that was in the corner for him for that fight, I’ve got some great perspectives for him, I said I’ve been in this a real long time I’ve got some good perspective for you, so, he seems open to that, we’re going to have a conversation about his path forward yet but it just hasn’t happened yet.”

“Cody’s doing really well, he sent me an incredible video of his baby watching TV and he’s in good spirits. He’s 27 years old and he had a moment where he needs to figure out, what’s my motivation, what’s my dedication, and that’s that.”

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