Urijah Faber Shares a Hilarious Text He Received From Chael Sonnen After a Loss in a Championship Fight

Published 01/13/2022, 9:45 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Urijah Faber bleeds from cuts in a bantamweight fight against Petr Yan during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Urijah Faber is one of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts. Fans consider him to be a legend, and the fact that he is a part of the prestigious UFC Hall of Fame only adds to his case. His professional fight record stands at 35 wins and 11 losses.

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Faber announced retirement in  2016, and his fight against Brad Pickett in his hometown of Sacramento was supposed to be his last. However, he came out of retirement in 2019 and took on Ricky Simón at UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd.

Faber defeated Ricky Simón following a first-round knockout. After that Faber fought Petr Yan and lost following a third-round TKO. Faber hasn’t stepped back into the octagon following his loss to Yan.

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In a recent interview with renowned MMA reporter Ariel Helwani, Urijah Faber revealed his favorite text message he’s received from Chael Sonnen.

He said, “My favorite text from Chael [Sonnen] of all time—I can’t remember which fight it was, but it was a big fight, for a world championship, and I lost. He said, ‘Urijah, I’m sorry for your loss. I’ve never lost, so I can’t relate’.”

Many also consider Chael Sonnen as a legendary fighter. He has beaten some of the greatest fighters of all time and has achieved a great deal in his professional career.

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Will we see Urijah Faber back in the octagon?

The UFC Hall of Famer and former WEC Featherweight Champion has not shut down the possibility of a return to the octagon. In an interview with The Schmo last year, ‘The California Kid’ gave fans some good news and teased the possibility of a return.

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He said, “I was definitely not planning on the whole shutdown of the entire world and, at that time, having a baby on the way and a newborn… I fight because I love it, it’s a good time, the entire experience. Not having a crowd, I was definitely not going to fight. Now that the crowd’s back, I wouldn’t put it past.”

Do you think we’ll ever see Urijah Faber back in the UFC octagon? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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