For Urijah Faber, career fight No. 41 will be the one that gets him the most excited.
Faber (32-8) suffered his first career non-title fight defeat Saturday at the hands of Frankie Edgar, moving back to featherweight for the contest. He had twice previously challenged for the UFC bantamweight belt.
“I am going to look for a match that is going to get my excited, whether it’s at ’35 or ’45,” said Faber, during the post-fight press conference. “That was my 40th fight, which is kind of a trip to think about because it seemed like only yesterday that I started out.”
Faber also stated that the decision to compete at 145 allowed him to “eat throughout camp,” adding that it’s “pretty miserable” making the cut all the way down to 135.
The 36-year-old had his two-fight win streak snapped with the decision loss. It was also the first time in four fights that he had went to the scorecards, having gone 3-1 with submission wins over Michael McDonald, Alex Caceres and Francisco Rivera during that time.