WHOA: Urijah Faber Looks ‘In-Shape’ as He Prepares for UFC Comeback in 2021

Published 01/13/2021, 8:59 AM EST


Urijah Faber is one fighter that seems to defy age. ‘The California Kid’ is 41-years old and has looked impressive since returning to the octagon following his retirement. Faber has not competed in the octagon since December 2019 however, from his recent Instagram post, it does not seem as though Faber has stopped training. 

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The Team Alpha Male head honcho shared a picture of him on Instagram. Faber looked in impressive shape as he promoted TRIFECTA. The caption said, “Back at 40…ready to beat this for my next B-day! @trifecta thank u for the edge! 40% off a with code ITSTIME let’s go 2021”

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Faber is a former WEC featherweight champion and one of the biggest names in the UFC during the 2010s. Though he did fight for the title a few times, Urijah had never been able to achieve his ultimate goal in the sport. 

‘The California Kid’ announced his retirement in 2016 after a win over fellow veteran Brad Pickett. He then returned to the sport and secured an impressive knockout win over Ricky Simon before succumbing to a brutal KO loss against the current champion Petr Yan at UFC 245. Which means that Faber competed in the UFC over a year ago. 

Read: TJ Dillashaw sends a warning to the bantamweight division 

Will we see Urijah Faber back in the octagon in 2021?

Faber is still an active fighter despite his recent loss. Though he had been linked with a few fighters in 2020, none of the fights materialized.

If he were to make a comeback in 2021, there are many interesting fights for him. One fight that particularly stands out is a fight against former protégé TJ Dillashaw. 

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TJ will be eligible to fight later this month after his two-year suspension. The storyline behind the fight is extremely interesting and it will surely captivate the attention of the fans. 

It would also be a good opportunity for both men to bounce back after recent losses and long lay-offs. Whether or not the UFC makes this fight happen remains to be seen as they might matchup TJ Dillashaw with someone higher up in the ranks. 

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Would you be interested in a fight between TJ Dillashaw and Urijah Faber? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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